A young German designer Sebastian Herkner revisited the traditional glass blowing technique with this side and coffee table design called ‘Bell’. Composed of a hand-blown, jewel-coloured translucent base and a handcrafted, solid brass frame, the tables were presented by ClassiCon at this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair.
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‘The “Bell Table” by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it. Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell.
‘With its appealing reflective surfaces and contrasting materials, the side table adds a distinctive touch to domestic interiors. It celebrates the beauty of the materials with their colours and surfaces, along with the virtues of hand-craftsmanship. The Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner is a masterwork of traditional hand craftsmanship. Each table is handmade, meaning that small bubbles or bumps in the glass are not flaws but rather desirable characteristics marking each piece as unique.