Posts tagged as 'glass'

'Skog' lamps by Caroline Olsson for Magnor Glassverk

With Christmas less than two weeks away, this collection of diminutive, nature-inspired lamps by the young Norwegian designer and Akershus University College student Caroline Olsson certainly evokes the festive feeling. Manufactured by the century-old Norwegian glassworks Magnor Glassverk, ‘Skog’ – Norwegian for ‘forest’ – has been inspired and named after the large forests surrounding Magnor Glassverk. (more…)

'Dame' pendant light by Luca Nichetto for Established&Sons; photo © Peter Guenzel

With his latest design, the award-winning Italian designer Luca Nichetto, whom we had the pleasure of meeting during our trip to Foscarini’s HQ, revisits his native Venice and the centuries-old glassmaking traditions of Murano island. Inspired by the said ‘traditional glass lanterns made on the island of Murano,’ the new, dramatic pendant light is manufactured by the British company Established&Sons and it is Nichetto’s second product for the London-based brand.

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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. (more…)

Mon 27.6.

Glas Italia Headquarters (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 27.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Glas Italia Headquarters in Macherio near Milan; photo courtesy of Glas Italia

The renowned Italian manufacturer Glas Italia has unveiled its new glossy headquarters located in Macherio near Milan. The 11,000-m2 steel-and-glass building has been designed by Glas Italia’s long-time collaborator, architect and designer Piero Lissoni who incorporated the original black-steel frame of what used to be an old factory and cladded it with vertical sheets of thermo-insulating U-glass. (more…)

'Magika' by Kirsti Taiviola

The Finnish designer Kirsti Taiviola presented her new series of wall lamps at this year’s Salone Satellite in Milan. It is not the sober, technical looking body but the rather sophisticated, floral projections of the light arising from the precisely shaped glass bowls, which defines the beauty of this piece.

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'Light Tray' by Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken

The gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi has always been one of my favourite destinations during the Milan Design Week. The selection of mostly limited editions of well-known designers but also undiscovered newcomers displayed in the beautiful old milanese villa has alwas been a highlight. This year, amongst others, the Norwegian designers Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken will present the result of their newest collaboration. ‘Light Tray’ - compound of a powder coated aluminium tray, hand blown, coloured glass domes and fixed light sources – allows us to compose light using diffusers in various combinations and colours.

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Mon 4.4.

Milan 2011: Xavier Lust for FIAM Italia (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Graph' by Xavier Lust for FIAM Italia

The Belgian designer and master of convex surfaces Xavier Lust realised this desk for the Italian glass manufacturer FIAM Italia. ‘Graph’ – reminding a bit of a 1950s streamline-design – is made from 19 mm thick glass and composed of a top which is fixed to the elegantly curved base by polished stainless steel ties. The piece will be presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile at the FIAM Italia booth L11-M16 in Hall 5.

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Wed 23.3.

Glass vases by Michael Young (UK/CN)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 23.03.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Glass vases by Michael Young for the Chinese manufacturer Tittot

The British born and Hong Kong based designer Michael Young realised these honeycomb glass vases for the Chinese manufacturer Tittot. The pieces will be on show at the Cat Street Gallery within an exhibition dedicated to Michael Young’s 20-year industrial design career from June 29th, 2011.

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