AIR3 by USIN-e


Lyon designers USIN-e have designed an aquarium in the shape of a test tube.

Called Air3, the aquarium is open at one end, supported by a thin metal stand.

Photographs are by Laure Mélone.

Here's some more information from the designers:

USIN-e is showing a new generation of Airs aquariums. It was on show for the first time at USIN-e’s exhibition, March 2010, in La Bergerie, Marseille.

This aquarium is a glass bubble caught mid-fall by a metal structure. As other Airs models, Air3 was created using the techniques of scientific glassware. Hanging up in the air, Air3 tells us about weight and elevation.

Materials: Glass, metal
Size: diameter 15cm, 80cm X 25cm
Production: AD , Christophe Bailleux

See also:


Pleats by
Air 1 Aquarium by
Amaury Poudray
Mezzanine by
Constance Guisset

Posted on Wednesday May 5th 2010 at 11:10 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • modular

    Fish with love these…

    … not. I'm a liar. Fish will hate these aquariums. Are you nuts?

    • rem

      how do you know what fish like and dislike?

  • O.

    please dezeen, no cages or aquariums …

  • Fish can hate?

    I actually have enjoyed seeing a variation of aquarium designs. Keep them coming. I’d rather see the home aquarium objectified then an entire home.

  • j

    Disregarding the object itself, the presentation of it is great! Combination of anime cat girl, chopsticks and what is meant to look like a goldfish… excellent.

    O. : Dezeen posts cages and aquariums for humans, why not for fish??

    Michael: ditto

  • Olafur Tho-

    Interesting theatrics in the photos. I’m not sure what fish will like this. Besides how do you do maintenance?

  • nnn

    yea…where does the water pump go?

  • MissSu

    This tube is used to abuse fish!

  • heyo

    @nnn : have you ever seen a water pump in a regular fishbowl ?

  • chev

    gaga called,

    she wants her cat ears back

  • Booh

    Cat Girls are kinda creepy… not to mention totally distracting.