Posts tagged as 'glass'

Mon 4.4.

Milan 2011: Xavier Lust for FIAM Italia (IT)

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'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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Thu 17.3.

‘Puzzle’ vases by Formfjord (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.03.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'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.

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'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.

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Thu 13.1.

Flat pack coffee tables by Praktrik (BG)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 13.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'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.

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Fri 12.11.

Transparent insulation systems by Wacotech (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.11.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

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.

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'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.

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Fri 17.9.

Anna Torfs (CZ) at Maison & Objets

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.09.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'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.

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