At the Istituto dei Ciechi in Milan, WonderGlass collective exhibition Abrakadabra stages installations created by Paul Cocksedge, Tom Dixon, Elisa Ossino, Elena Salmistraro, and more.
At Salone del Mobile, Preciosa Lighting invites visitors to experience the Crystal Beat installation featuring a grid of hand-blown crystal tubes glowing along with music.
Konstantin Ikonomidis’ Qaammat pavilion celebrates and promotes the Inuit intangible cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of the environment.
Peter Pichler Architecture’s Mirror Houses completely disappear in the landscape while providing breakthrough views on the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The floating building’s reflective surfaces are laminated with an UV coating preventing birds collision.
Under the Burj Khalifa, Zaha Hadid Architects’ Opus building explores “the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior”. The project is home to the new ME Dubai hotel, the first and last one in which the late architect created both the architecture and the interior design.
Rainbow gradient splashes and geometrical misty glass surfaces contrast in BUZAO’s HALO design collection for Gallery All.
It all started from the agave, the base ingredient of tequila, and a trip to Mexico – then it took a lot of computer work and welding. That’s how the agave-inspired limited-edition set by Julian Mayor and Maestro DOBEL® tequila was born.
böjte-bottari has created the BLURRED ROOMS exhibition for Paola C to showcase new collections by Neri and Hu, Jaime Hayon and (a+b) dominoni, quaquaro.
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.
Iittala’s new ‘family’ of plates, bowls and glassware by Jasper Morrison loose the formality of a table setting and helps to create a more homely and relaxed atmosphere.
Stefan Diez’s RGB furniture collection features coloured glass and a flexible, easy-to-install fastening system opening up new design solutions for the bathroom and beyond.
A bowl capturing the dynamism of a liquefied vortex and candle holders inspired by the biological process of cell growth. Zaha Hadid Design’s new fluid tableware designs interpret the ordinary into something unexpected.
As a teaser of a Milan design week major exhibition, WonderGlass presents MELT, a furniture and table top collection by Nendo exploring the molten liquid nature of glass.
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.
Smart and modular FILAMENTO lighting design by Madrid-based Mayice Studio used a single piece of curving glass creating a filament of light.
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.
What if our furniture could play music or if stores windows were able to talk? The sound-generating glass presented by Asahi Glass Company in Milan with a poetic installation by Motosuke Mandai expands the potentials of the material.
5 eclectic glass designs launched at Maison & Object 2018: from Kengo Kuma’s charred crystal vases to Zaha Hadid’s rippling vessels and Tom Dixon’s home terrariums.
Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet 2018 took over the Ville Lumiere. Read our report of the Parisian design events and flickr through our dedicated Pinterest Board.
Lee Broom reveals a cascading Christmas Tree of Glass for the Aqua panoramic restaurant at the 31st floor of The Shard supporting those affected by terrorism and the fire at Grenfell Tower.
An abandoned glass furnace on Murano island near Venice shines a light on a secretive craftsmanship in THE UNPLAYED NOTES FACTORY by Loris Gréaud.
Salt melts ice, fused glass freezes colour shades, craftsmanship casts a natural process. Joseph Harrington’s Angels’ Share sculpture for The Glenlivet blends the colours of whisky with Scottish volcanic and glacial landscapes.
From Paris to Sicilian volcanos and Lisbon. International designer Emmanuel Babled tells to Archipanic how different cultures, craftsmanship and a human-driven approach shaped his designs… and led him to settle in the Portuguese capital.
The longest glass bridge on the planet could reopen within days after sudden closure. The 380 m long project by Haim Dotan in China will invite for breathtaking views of the 300m drop below.
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”.
NOSIGNER™ designs “Amorphous” installation for Asahi Glass Company: thousands of suspended fragments highlight the cutting-edge features of smartphones’ ultimate high-tech glass.
Minimal and simple home collection by Iittala with fashion designer Issey Miyake highlights Japan and Finland increasingly similar aesthetics.
The Campana brothers design LASVIT Candy collection: sweet tooth chandeliers and a lollypop-ish table lamp tease the palate… But beware, it’s made of blown-glass.
Bottle Up: in Zanzibar, young designers up-cycle glass waste produced by increasing tourism into a collection of responsible design accessories.
Smooth geometries meet quirky glass creatures. In Milan, Paola C. launches Table Joy tableware collections by Aldo and Matteo Cibic: uncle and nephew exchange thier views on design.