Posts tagged as 'glass'
'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.
'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.
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.
'Puzzle' small by Formfjord
The Berlin based designers of Formfjord recently completed this series of glass vases for the German manufacturer Leonardo. All pieces are based on one well-thought-out geometrical detail: Due to their characteristic silhouette – the curved passage between their square foot and the rectangular opening – all pieces fit perfectly together and complement one another. The vases are available in three sizes in white, transparent and silver.
'Ceres' by Lindsey Adelman, photo by Joseph de Leo
The New York based designer Lindsey Adelman recently exhibited her beautiful glass lamps at E.R. Butler & Co is Soho, manufacturer of her most recent work. The ‘Ceres’ collection – a series of technical yet sculptural appearing constructs – consists of brass branches with cylindrical light fittings combined with coloured glass tubes.
'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.