Posts tagged "glass"
Ruutu vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Ruutu vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Ruutu, which means diamond or square in Finnish, is a new collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Finnish glass producer Iittala. Ruutu consists of 10 vases in five sizes and seven colours. When collected and combined, they make small seamless installations where both, the strength and the delicate nature of the glass, come alive....
Frosted glass with a clear Nordic signature

Frosted glass with a clear Nordic signature

Swedish designer trio Front has made a new hand-blown glass series for Stelton. The series is called Frost and is inspired by the Scandinavian climate. The different products capture the beauty of ice crystals that form on windows on a clear and frosty winter day. When the glass is just partially frosted you get a...
A glass for all occasions by Matti Klenell for Iittala

A glass for all occasions by Matti Klenell for Iittala

“Lempi” is a new drinking glass designed by Matti Klenell for Iittala. It is designed for the modern kitchen which often has limited storage space. This stackable glass not only saves space but also looks great on an open shelf: the round shape invites you to take hold of it. Lempi glass works for every...
A cross between a cooling tower and a Van de Graaff Generator

A cross between a cooling tower and a Van de Graaff Generator

Contemporary artist and luminaire designer Bruce Munro has been commissioned to create a pendant light for a tall and narrow stairwell in London. The result is a piece of illuminated sculpture, a funky piece which references early scientific instruments. It’s like a cross between a cooling tower and a Van de Graaff Generator, says Bruce Munro. Munro...
Kokeshi exhibition by Matti Klenell

Kokeshi exhibition by Matti Klenell

A Matti Klenell project in glass is usually closely connected with travelling as a large and important part of the process. He has over the past ten years, visited and worked with the material in the USA, Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden. Kokeshi is a turned and painted Japanese wooden doll. They were invented in...
Remake of a special Kaj Franck table

Remake of a special Kaj Franck table

After a visit at the glass factory in the Nuutajärvi village in the middle of Finland, Swedish designer Matti Klenell found a very special design by Kaj Franck. It ended up with a personal interpretation of the table as a homage to the great Finnish designer. The Nuutajärvi village in the middle of Finland has...
A penny saved by Harry Allen

A penny saved by Harry Allen

Harry Allen Design’s new coin jar for Steuben solves an age old problem with casual style. The glass jar, with a funnel stopper, accepts loose coins easily – just empty your pockets and dump them in. The decorative words mark the accumulation of wealth on a scale from “Penniless” to “Filthy-Rich”  A Penny Saved is...
Handmade and small-quantity production

Handmade and small-quantity production

Carex is a brand new collection of glass vases by Cave Canem studio. The studio deals mainly in the design of glass products, perspex accessories etc. Entirely handmade, small-quantity production is the primary focus. Carex will be on display at spring Zeughausmesse fair from april 7 to april 10 in Berlin in Schlüterhof im Zeughaus...
New glass and silver by Claesson Koivisto Rune

New glass and silver by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Swedish architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently completed work on a special collection of objects that combine the expertise of the fine quality glassmaker Lobmeyr and the exclusive metalworks of Wiener Silber Manufactur. The collection, called Vindobona, is currently on show at Liechtenstein Museum arranged as an installation in the special exhibition gallery....
Glass celebrating tap water

Glass celebrating tap water

Swedish glass designers Carina Seth Andersson and Ann Wåhlström is involved in a new interesting glass project for Stockholms Glasbruk Skansen 2010. A project celebrating the good Stockholm tap water! Two new lines for the table or the garden called Floda and Bäcka. Mouth blown and hand finished in the hot shop at Skansen, where...