Hydro Vase
by Sofie Østerby

 


Referencing classic ceramic vases and ancient Greek vessels, the
Hydro Vase makes a modern statement that incorporates the material properties and appeal of brass. Chosen because it can be shaped in ways that resemble iconic pottery, brass exudes even more character with a patina that will gradually emerge over time.


 





With
Hydro, Copenhagen-based designer Sofie Østerby establishes an equilibrium between the visual impact of the brass and the shape itself. Hydro is cast by a small workshop in Portugal that has retained the ancient technique of creating traditional armour. The dark, almost black oxidised surface adds a subtle dimension to an enduring design that seems to defy time.

Culminating in a vase that doubles as a decorative sculpture. Classic yet contemporary – and collectible.







 



Sofie Østerby

There’s something inexplicably intriguing about
Sofie Østerby’s work. Whether it’s a vase, bowl, chair or lamp. Conceived using bronze, steel, travertine or polyurethane. There’s magic in how she mixes the innate beauty of materials with the aesthetic impact of a shape.

The result is something sculptural and functional with a presence that compels you to come closer. Merging traditional crafts with modern techniques, Østerby explores the physical properties of both natural and industrial materials, experimenting with raw and refined surfaces, textures, tones and finishes in her intuitive process of obtaining a unique corporeality.