Posts tagged as 'glassware'

'Bronzit Series B' glassware by Josef Hoffmann for Lobmeyr

‘Bronzit Series B’ glassware by Josef Hoffmann for Lobmeyr

One hundred years ago, in 1914, Austrian glassware company J. & L. Lobmeyr began a collaboration with modernist architect and designer Josef Hoffmann. It led to the creation of ‘Bronzit Series B’, a series of iconic pieces with columned vertical and horizontal lines which can now be found in museum collections all over the world.



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‘Ziel’ glassware by Daphna Laurens (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

‘Ziel’ glassware by Daphna Laurens

‘Ziel’ glassware by Daphna Laurens

In Dutch the word ziel is literally translated as soul, but in Daphna Laurens’ glassware ‘Ziel’ collection it refers to the dimple at the bottom of a bottle.



The 'Wrong for HAY' collaboration debuts at the 2013 London Design Festival with its inaugural collection

The ‘Wrong for HAY’ collaboration debuts at the 2013 London Design Festival with its inaugural collection


This year’s London Design Festival in September will see the debut of a new creative collaboration between London-based designer Sebastian Wrong and Danish design manufacturer HAY.


Called ‘Wrong for HAY’, the collection comprises lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and textiles, and, under the creative direction of Wrong (former design director at British design brand Established & Sons) it “draws upon [London’s] creative energy, eclecticism and talent to explore new working relationships, new products and new markets”.


‘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…)

'Misfit' glass Object by Judith Seng and Alex Valder in Cooperation with Lobmeyr

Together with Alex Valder Judith Seng explores the high number of factory seconds (70%) as taboos within productions in cooperation with the vienna based glas manufactory Lobmeyr. In order to reveal a different quality which demands an independent evaluation beyond common standards 12 objects were reassembled out of high quality waste glasses.


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…)

Kaj Franck, Iittala Tupa 1948; photo by Rauno Träskelin

An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth and surveying the work of the renowned Finnish designer Kaj Franck is currently on view at the Designmuseo in Helsinki (15 June – 25 September). Spanning over four decades (from the 1940s to the 1980s) of Franck’s career as an artist, an industrial designer as well as a teacher of design, Kaj Franck – Universal Forms showcases an extensive body of work encompassing glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture and plastic and metal objects, including Iittala‘s famous and commercially successful ‘Teema‘ tableware line. (more…)

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Kaj Franck – Universal Forms exhibition at Designmuseo, Helsinki