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Posts tagged as 'Glas Italia'

Tue 17.11.

Shiro Kuramata re-editions by Glas Italia (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Glass Shelves #1 by Shiro Kuramata, designed in 1976

Glass Shelves #1 by Shiro Kuramata, designed in 1976

In 197os Shiro Kuramata, one of the most important Japanese designers of the last century, started to experiment with glass and created some extraordinary icons such as the ‘Glass Chair’. The Italian manufacturer Glas Italia recently re-edited these two minimalist pieces designed in 1976.

Glass Table by Shiro Kuramata

Glass Table by Shiro Kuramata

The Glass Table is composed of a glas table top combined with feet in thermo-welded 19mm thick transparent glass.

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Tilted 'Wireframes' by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

Tilted 'Wireframes' by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

The difficulty is simplicity – at least when it comes to glas furniture. The Italian company Glas Italia is one of the most capable manufacturers in this field. Since almost 40 years Glas Italia avails itself of the collaboration of renowned designers who have full freedom to experimenting on the technologically advanced productive plants made available by the company.

The colaboration between Glas Italia and Piero Lissoni has been going on for many years and the newest family designed by the Milan-based architect demonstrates once again the extraordinary skills of the manufacturer.

'Wireframe' by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

'Wireframe' by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia

‘Wireframe’ is a series of twisted and irregular, parallelepiped shaped low tables, obtained by gluing tempered transparent extra-light glass slabs, whose edges have grinding angles with each of their inclinations completely different from the other ones. The result is an apparently unstable and precariously balanced low table. The edges are enhanced by a green or orange coloured line.

Dimensions: 40 x 38 cm x H 45 cm / 75 x 87 cm x H 25 cm / 60 x 57cm x H 30 cm

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XXX by Johanna Grawunder

'XXX' by Johanna Grawunder

The glass manufacturer Glas Italia presented a range of pretty diverse products this year, among them the colourful table series by the Milano based American designer Johanna Grawunder. The overlapping variably tinted elements create a multi-faceted play of colours and underline the geometric basic design of the table.

'Vitruvian' by Piero Lissoni

'Vitruvian' by Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissonis contibution is a very clear and minimal series of rectangular high tables. The base, in transparent extra-light 19 mm. thick glass, shaped and ground with a shiny curved edge, is composed of two supporting elements, linked to a tie bar by means of satined steel plates. The extreme thinness and lightness of the base, achieved through a sophisticated and complex production process, corresponds to the solidity which the special tempering process provides.


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