The Bubble Tank by Sheffield-based design studio Psalt Design is one of those products that is beautiful, but makes me a little bit nervous.
The first design in Psalt Design’s kitchenware-focused product line, the Bubble Tank is made of hand-blown glass and shapes in a slumping, molten shape that teeters on the edge of a table. Designed to provoke a reaction, the fish house is inspired by bead of water which was about to flow over the edge of the surface it was resting on. Inspiration also came from the distortion and illusion that can be created through water and glass. Taking into consideration the material and the fact it is resting on its counter-balanced weight, the fragility of the product is reiterated.
Since launching prototypes earlier this year, Psalt Design has finally created a mold and put the tank into batch production. Bubble Tank will be part of Design Event Mart during Design Event October 14-18, 2011.