Tag: "glass"

Aalto vase, still crafted by its original mouth-blown process

Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase is one of the most famous vases in history. Designed in 1936 for a competition at the Paris World’s Fair, Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto anonymously entered and won the competition for his vase under the pseudonym “Eskimo woman’s leather breeches”.

Q3 by Arvid Häusser

Q3 is a set of Carafe and Glasses for drinking water. The colour and shape triggers association with fresh water.

Cumulus by Mendel Heit

Cumulus is the result of a cooperation with the CIAV of Meisenthal. Every year a new edition of the Christmas Balls is being designed and produced. Building up on the Cumulus made in 2010, three colored glass clouds balance themselves on a light alumium structure. And also the one shines even more with its silver lining.

The Presence of Absence by Milena Kling

In observation of traces, the work “THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE” by graduate Milena Kling emphasizes the potential of the invisible, which stimulates our imagination. The project present new haptic and visual qualities by reinterpreting common production strategies of mouth-blown glass.

Liquid fusion by Atelier Peekaboo

Atelier Peekaboo had the chance to follow the Glasslab program for a workshop at the “domaine de Boisbuchet”.
Within experiments results, here is a products’ selection that tested severely the glassblowers’ skills. Each object has been thought either to push the limits of this fascinating material, or to highlight the handcrafted aspect by their process.

Dama by Tom Allen

Dama is a table lamp designed by Tom Allen for Spanish eco-design company Lucirmás. Made from upcycled, recyclable and sustainably certified materials, the lamp was first previewed at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2012 at Superstudio Piú but has now been officially launched.

Atomizer by Cristina Celestino

Collection of table perfumes “Atomizer”, inspired to the period bottles of fragrances. These forms, unexpected on the table, outline a new gestural expressiveness towards food.

Power of making by Victoria and Albert Museum – Crafts council

What do words like “craft” and “skill” mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer. This film delves into the working lives of four makers.

Volcanic rock fibbers into glass by Raimonds Cirulis

Every article is unique and non-repeatable, even if you would like to so. It is impossible to predict which exact design patterns will appear. Indeed, it turns the glass works making process as real excitement, where just in seconds you have to make a decision about the final shape of the article design, until the glass is melted, by following the fibers flow within the glass. Every article is in only one sample, but basic shape styles are basically determined.

Design story, The Decanter

“The Decanter,” a promotional film produced by Walter Landor and Associates in the 1960s, shows the start-to-finish process of several of Landor’s designs for Old Fitzgerald whiskey.


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