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Fri 30.9.

‘Reused History’ glassware collection by Tomas Kral for PCM (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 30.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The process of designing the series

The Slovakian-born Switzerland-based industrial designer Tomas Kral has collaborated with the recently-founded Spanish label PCM on a glassware collection, parts of which are based on original molds from the late 19th century. The beautifully crafted series comprises three vases and a set of drinking glasses and carafes, all of which have been decorated with various cut-patterns. More interestingly, the ‘Reused History’ collection was produced by the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia, Spain, which is one of the last three remaining European glassworks that still blows the glass following the 18th century techniques. Now, thanks to the designer, we can share this series of insightful photographs documenting the manufacturing process of the collection.

La Granja de San Ildefonso workshop

The molds used in the glass production process

The blowing process

‘Reused History’ collection by Tomas Kral

Drinking glasses from the collection

‘Reused History’ – a series of drinking glasses from the collection

Wine set

Water set

Vases from the ‘Reused History’ collection

And you’d like to view more of Kral’s designs and happen to be in Austria, as part of the ongoing Vienna Design Week, Tomas has collaborated with the Viennese hatmakers Mühlbauer and the resulting ‘Light Objects with Hat’ exhibition opens today (30 September).

‘Light Objects with Hat’ – Tomas Kral at the Mühlbauer Hutmanufaktur, Vienna Design Week

to Tomas Kral‘s website

 

to the PCM website

 

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