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Tom Dixon’s transparent terrariums
Tom Dixon launched PLANT, a double headed vase designed for the curation of floral arrangements and green micro ecosystems. Each piece is crafted into organic forms with two stem-like openings. Variations in the glass, from thickness to shape, contribute a truly unique vessel made to showcase the qualities of contemporary craftsmanship and freedom of form. Tom’s team have also pulled together a ‘Terrariums: How To’ guide so you can create your own greenery at home.
Zaha Hadid’s rippling vessels
Vertical waves rippling upwards from a single point on the base define the design of Zaha Hadid Design’s PULSE glassware collection. The series of vessels comes in different height and colours. The textural contrast between smooth and pleated glass create an and illusion of simplicity.
Charred Bohemian glass by Kengo Kuma
In Japan, charring wood is a solution to preserve houses from external agents. Kengo Kuma’s YAKISUGI collection for Czech company Lasvit is based on wood charred by molten glass. That leaves a permanent imprint of its scorched texture on the glass surface. “My intention was to plumb the depth of wooden soul, captured inside the glass.” Explains Kuma.
Formafantasma’s pigmented splashes
The Pigmento latest glassware collection by Formafantasma exemplifies the expert artisanal craftsmanship of Nude. Glasswares are splashed of yellow and blush pink to portray “a petal-like display of personality and bespokeness”.
Marcel Wanders’ modular lighting
Inspired by Japanese calligraphy, CALLIOPE modular chandelier by Marcel Wanders for Wonderglass is created from hand-blown Murano glass. The floating, illuminating pendants have an adaptable design that can expand to create a full ceiling and room installations as either a cluster or as a single element. The designs were on show in a conceptual ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ installation at the fair.