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Posts tagged as 'glass'

Tue 7.8.

‘Stir it’ carafe by Anna Blattert for Postfossil (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 07.08.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

‘Stir it’ carafe by Anna Blattert for Postfossil

Composed of a hand-blown glass body, steel strainer and a cork cap, this novel carafe has been created by a Zurich-based designer Anna Blattert for a young Swiss brand Postfossil. Part of their new ‘Home Made’ collection, ‘Stir it’ is made in Switzerland and the carafe is available in three summery hues; mint green, lemon yellow and candy floss pink. (more…)

‘Uplifting Carafes’ by Dean Brown for Secondome; photo by Serena Eller

Six young students from Benneton’s Treviso-based ‘tallent incubator’, also known as Fabrica, have recently realised this collection of delicate glass objects for the Italian design gallery Secondome. The limited-edition pieces were presented earlier this year at Milan’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)

Thu 28.6.

‘Inhale’ pendant lamp by Nendo for Lasvit (CZ)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 28.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

The making of ‘Inhale’ pendant lamp by Nendo for Lasvit

The ultra-prolific Japanese design practise Nendo has collaborated with a Czech manufacturer of bespoke light fittings and glass installations Lasvit on this delicate, organically-shaped pendant light called ‘Inhale’. Owing its name to the innovatory production process, in which the form is obtained by a negative air pressure, the design was exhibited as part of Nendo’s delicate, all-white ‘Still & Sparkling’ installation during this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)

'Bell' tables by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

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. (more…)

'Melt down' pendant light by Johan Lindstén

Inspired by his recent trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, a young Swedish designer Johan Lindstén has created this series of spherical, semi-translucent pendant lights called ‘Melt down’. Suspended from a simple, coloured lamp cord, the design features an oval shade whose form appears to have adapted to a protruding light bulb located within. ‘Melt down’ was showcased earlier in April at Salone del Mobile’s Salone Satellite. (more…)

'Dusty Copper' by Jung-Cheng Su; photo by Nicolas Genta

‘Hot Tools’ was one of three exhibitions presented by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne on the occasion of this year’s Salone del Mobile. Showcasing the outcome of a workshop led by the acclaimed French designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet during which 20 Product Design (MA) students were asked to devise and build novel tools and forms which were most likely to result in an interesting, traditionally-blown glass objects, the exhibition featured eight innovative glass pieces as well as the novel devices which were employed in the production process. Watch the footage from this hugely innovative and inspiring workshop in the video below. (more…)

Wed 29.2.

‘Happy Pills’ vases by Fabio Novembre for Venini (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 29.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Happy Pills' vases by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Italian designer Fabio Novembre imbued his latest collection of vases with happiness by attributing each of the five brightly-coloured pieces to a different chemical compound. Developed in collaboration with Murano glass specialists Venini, the ‘Happy Pills’ vases have been produced using the centuries-old Incalmo hand-blowing technique, originally invented more than 500 years ago by dexterous Venetian glassblowers who developed it to create objects consisting of two or more distinct parts in different colours. (more…)

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. (more…)

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