The surface tension of a tumor-like terrain creates an unusual housing for fish

Many aquarium owners take pride in the unique combinations of accessories, plants and decorations in their enclosures, which have been wedged into all manner of small spaces. But few people have called the actual shape of the enclosure into question, leaving the interior to instead form the art. Now a collaboration between a designer and a glassblower has resulted in something quite different from the norm. “Echappée,” or “Extension,” designed by Sebastien Cordoleani, is a prototype that, like the Abovemarine betta tank, explores the boundaries between inside and outside with the popular pet that is so often physically blocked off from us.

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