hanna krüger: vaiss.eau
hanna krüger: vaiss.eau hanna krüger: vaiss.eau
jan 21, 2011

hanna krüger: vaiss.eau

‘vaiss.eau’ by hanna krüger image © designboom

reminiscent of old glass bottles and bowls, german designer hanna krüger‘s ‘vaiss.eau’ lights try to re-imagine the function of common, everyday object. the mouth-blown, double-walled transparent glass pendants exemplify the relationship between traditional craftsmanship and the design of contemporary objects. the collection of pendant lights are on exhibit as part of [D3] design talents at imm cologne 2011.

detail image © designboom

the overall form and inward curvature mimic the contours of vintage glass bottles. a frosted glass bow serves as an entry for the illuminate while also acting as a reflector, emitting light from the center of the body to produce a luminous vessel that reflects the colors of its blown glass shade. a contrasting cable enters the hollow glass object, filing the body with a strong, linear element to the otherwise fluid design. more or less cable will curl into the inner space depending on the height at which the pendant is hung.

image © designboom

image © designboom

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top of pendants image courtesy of hanna krüger / © minu lee designer hanna krüger image © designboom

  • Dear Hanna, I regret to notify how such a feeling and aesthetics were already explored by Rolph Sachs to whom you are probably inspiring with a good result

    fulvio Irace says:
  • Dear Hanna, I love vaiss.eau. Congrats on a great original concept.

    Dave says:
  • Hello! Rolph Sachs? what work exactly?

    ida says:
  • Very elegant design

    L. says:
  • @ fulvio… ok, so i just looked up Rolph Sachs and the aesthetics are vastly different. Glass with a bulb inside yes, but different results. I hate it when people make comments like yours when they don’t have any truth. Is every chair made of wood with four legs a copy of its prior? All books have pages with words. Well done Hanna, I especially like the clip and the extra cord inside… and the pink glass!

    chris says:
  • @chris It does remind me of the Mathias Hahn light ‘Lantern’ though… http://www.mathiashahn.com/lighting/lantern.html

    Dave B says:

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