The Echassé Vase combines the classic elegance of a traditional glass vase with a playful, light expression. The word échasse is French for stilts – and this round-bottomed vase is anchored to the table by four slender legs that resemble stilts. The vase takes inspiration from test tubes in laboratories, and like the original the Echassé has a classic drop-like shape, constructed from coloured glass that gives the vase a unique expression.
Echassé is available in a large version, which stands on the floor.
Glass, Solid Brass
H 60 cm
Ø 30/20 cm
Theresa Arns is an architect and furniture designer based in Copenhagen. She graduated in July 2013 from the School of Architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Arts and is now working on various furniture and interior design projects.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Germany and studied architecture in Düsseldorf. During my studies there, I realized that I wanted to work with furniture, so I came to Copenhagen to continue my studies in architecture – focussing on furniture design.
Where do you live?
My original plan was to go back to Berlin after my studies, where I was working before I came to Denmark, but I fell in love with Copenhagen so I stayed. I find the city very inspiring, as well as the Danish tradition in furniture design and the way to work with natural materials.
Do you have a favourite colour or material?
My favourite colour is a warm grey tone, which I am using quite often in my work and my favourite material is wood, but mostly in combination with other materials like fabric, leather, marble or different metals.
What is the most important thing to consider as a designer?
It’s important to consider that a piece of furniture is an article of daily use. Therefore the most important decisions are about the function and the construction.
I think I design in a quite “German way”. I am very pragmatic, but I also think it’s very important that all the objects we surround ourselves with play a warm and poetic part. So, I love working with different materials and shapes and always try to design simple objects with a story to tell.