Sophie Thomas’ Broken Ocean glassware series turns ocean plastic waste into bespoke crafts

Broken Ocean by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson - Photo by Ester Segerra.

The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.

MEMPHIS – PLASTIC FIELD exhibition in Venice celebrates the geometric shapes and the bright colours of the rebel design group

MEMPHIS - PLASTIC FIELD exhibition by Fondazione Berengo - Photo by Francesco Allegretto.

Fondazione Berengo presents the exhibition MEMPHIS – PLASTIC FIELD which highlights the irreverent spirit of the Memphis group by framing iconic designs within the sumptuous halls of a 16th century Venician palazzo.

Lasvit goes on show in Milan with a Monster Cabaret

Lasvit's Monster Cabaret -Photo: courtesy of Lasvit.

Blown glass martians, a multi-eyed mirror and troops of quirky creatures populate Lasvit’s latest collection which took over the halls and the stage of a Milanese theatre with a monster cabaret.

Credenza: Spazio Pontaccio presents Patricia Urquiola’s church inspired designs

Credenza collection by Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for Spazio Pontaccio

Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe created a collection cabinets and room-dividers for Spazio Pontaccio taking inspiration from churches stained glass starting from the Italian word “credenza” that means both “faith / belief” and “cabinet”.