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‘Folded Rim’ by Vet Hut Glassworks, Design House Stockholm (SE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 02.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Detail of Erik Höglund's blue bowl from the 'Folded Rim' collection; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Tucked away in the forests of Småland, southern Sweden – a region which is also known as the Swedish ‘Kingdom of Crystal’ – Vet Hut Glassworks is the latest creative project of Design House Stockholm. Launched in the summer last year as a ‘new centre for creativity, experience and border-crossing collaborations on glass and design’, the small-sale, manual glassworks specialises in high-quality, limited edition items made of mouth-blown molten glass. Providing an antidote to the anonymity of mass-produced goods, each item crafted at Vet Hut is treated as ‘an individual which bears with it its own narrative in air bubbles, birth marks and shifting colour nuances,’ qualities which are clearly visible in the ‘Folded Rim’ collection.

'Folded Rim' - blue bowl by Erik Höglund; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

The first project undertaken by the glassworks, ‘Folded Rim’ series ‘exploits a technique which goes back for centuries and which involves folding the rim down on itself to provide a strong, impact-resistance edge to the piece.’ The small, elegant collection encompasses pieces designed by three renowned Scandinavian glass designers: Swedish Signe Persson-Melin and Erik Höglund and Finland’s Timo Sarpaneva. Accordingly, ‘each item in the Folded Rim collection reveals its origins: the designer’s name is engraved in the glass which is marked with a Vet Hut symbol, the signature of the master glassmaker and the date when it was made.’

'Folded Rim' - blue vase by Erik Höglund; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

'Folded Rim' - clear bowl by Erik Höglund; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

clear dish by Erik Höglund; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Vase by Signe Persson-Melin; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Bowl by Signe Persson-Melin; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Timo Sarpaneva's clear bowl from the 'Folded Rim' collection; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Clear jar by Timo Sarpaneva; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Timo Sarpaneva's smoked glass jar from the 'Folded Rim' collection; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

Smoked glass bowl by Timo Sarpaneva; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

The limited-edition 'Folded Rim' collection; photo courtesy of Vet Hut

to the Vet Hut Glassworks website

 

to the Design House Stockholm website

 

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