When it comes to glass most artists are focused on form alone. But lying deep within this material is the potential to explore radiating tones and other subtleties in colour that cannot be explored in other mediums. Rie Furukawa is a Tokyo-based artist who focuses on crafting accessories and other s
Glass has wonderful properties. Being able to layer colour, creating unique tones and textures that react with light is the envy of all other makers. It’s still a very hard technique to get right, especially factoring in the light as you really are relying on nature to supply it. Of course, th
The power of light is often underestimated in any home. The way the design alters the light can affect the way we live, if we’re able to live peacefully or not. It’s only recently, especially after experimenting with the translucency found in porcelain myself, that I’ve thought mor
From the labyrinthine of veins on certain ferns to the almost microscopic parts of moss, the anatomy of plants is quite extraordinary. Danish artist Trine Drivsholm has spent countless hours studying this world of beautiful detail and has crafted an entire range of sculptures inspired by plants and
It was his decade-long professional career as a gemologist that influenced how Mark Pavlovits uses the visual properties of glass today. He was especially interested in the makeup of gemstone materials and this then inspired him to start experimenting with glass as a material in his own design. His
The concept of sustainability has become increasingly popular over the years. Consumers are gradually leaning towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Danish designer Jesper Jensen shares this passion for sustainability and follows the approach of waste recycling by design in his glassware pieces. Jen
Jochen Holz's 'Textured' glass series showcases a number of vessels made using clear glass that are then pressed against unique surfaces to give a variation in surface texture.
Swiss-French designer Julie Richoz recently designed a collection of vases with with Nouvel Studio titled 'Isla' in blown glass that celebrates the chromatic richness of glass as a material.
Louise Roe, a Danish designer based in Copenhagen, seeks out authentic materials to create a mixture of tableware that's minimal in terms of aesthetic but still high in quality and truly functional.
I'm excited to receive a new selection of glassware from long-awaited craftsman Yuki Osako, all of which have been painstakingly and finely handcrafted at her studio in Kanazawa, Japan.
Germans Ermics, a Latvian designer currently based in Amsterdam, recently collaborated with Frame to make a short film that explores his use of glass to make unique pieces of furniture.
It takes a special set of commercial-style photography to get me out of my seat and excited, but this is exactly what happened with these photographs that I'm highlighting today by Coppi Barbieri.