ruud van oosterhout designs glass and ceramic objects to compliment his furniture and complete his interior projects. under the name ruud van oosterhout crystal, the designer produces in collaboration with master glassblowers, exclusive crystal objects in limited editions. the ‘silence’ series, for example, is inspired by the ‘sleeping muse’ of brancusi. the voluminous shape of the vase and the tranquil appearance evoke the association with a resting head on a pillow. the bowl offers the counter-shape: the hand palm on which the head rests. the objects in pale powder tones attract attention despite their pure, sober shape.