Posts tagged as 'glass'
'1x6' by Praktrik
The Bulgarian brand Praktrik realises a large range of furniture all inspired by burr puzzles. The components of the flat pack pieces are made from solid wood without the use of any high-tech tools or machinery – which also explains the rather low pricing. The different bases are composed of a certain number of wooden sticks which are easy to assemble and stay together without the need of glue or nails.
Wacotech facade, Kunstschule Waiblingen
The German company Wacotech is specialised in translucent materials for different architectural application areas. The facade system the Stuttgart based Hartwig Schneider Architekten used for the new building of the art school in Waiblingen consists of insulating firgured glass elements by Wacotech. The outer single-leaf figured glass mantle serves as sun and waether protection, together with the inner rear ventilated cover it forms the climatic buffer. The inner two-leaf figured glass mantle which contents the insulating material TIMax GL builds the insulating building closure.
'Le Tréteau' by Bénédicte de Lescure for La Corbeille
By a smart modification of the ordinary trestle the French designer Bénédicte de Lescure created a stable and light base which can hold round or rectangular tops up to 2 meters wide. It can be easily folded for storage, with a width of just 6 cm.
'Sinope' by Anna Torfs
Since 2002 the Czech designer Anna Torfs produces handmade glass objects. At this year’s maison & objects Anna displayed her colourful creations including some brand new designs.
Her thick-walled vases and bowls are characterised by a delicate interplay of different colours and transparencies. Cutting through the object like an anatomist, Anna reveals layer after layer to show how an object is built.
Diffusors in various colours - 'Colour' (prototype) by Daniel Rybakken and Andreas Engesvik, photo by Kalle Sanner
This delicate floorlamp is the result of a collaboration between the two Norwegian designers Daniel Rybakken and Andreas Engesvik, co-founder of the recently seperated studio Norway Says. The free standing fully adjustable structure composed of monochromatic glass panels enables the user to compose light using diffusors in various colours.
Catherdral in Brasilia, new glass facade, photo by Luidi Nunes /Glashütte Lamberts Waldsassen
On the occasion of the 50th annivarsary of Brasilia the famous cathedral by Oscar Niemeyer, the leading architect of this urban experiment, was restored extensively. Its sophisticated glazing which was strongly affected by pollution and the tropical climate even needed to be completely reconstructed. Especially Marianne Peretti (82) who designed together with Oscar Niemeyer this colourful facade was pleased about this intervention. Under the strict supervision of Instituto de Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, the Institute for National Historical and Artistic Heritage and the consultancy of Luidi Nunes, a famous Brazilian glass artist, the glassblowers of the German company LambertsGlas produced all glass pieces for the 16 huge glazed roof sections. The further processing, traditional lead glazing, was carried out at Luidi Nunes’ studio in Brazil.
New series of glass lams by Rich Brilliant Willing
The New York based designers of Rich Brilliant Willing recently presented this new series of lamps. Due to their sturdy but elegant design the cast durable glass pendants can be used as a hanging pendant lamp, or laid on their sides as a table lamp.
'Prima' table by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, photo by Alfonso Herranz
The Madrid based designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón cretaed this smart construction of an occasional table (Ø 900, h 740 mm) composed of three identical legs, a connecting central knot, and a glass table top. ‘Prima’ table is mountable by only one single screw.