Bec Brittain x John Hogan Collaboration

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bec Brittain</a> x <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">John Hogan</a> is a collaboration that is the result of a series of responses to each others&#8217; work, both technically and aesthetically. The collection is on view for NYCxDESIGN until Friday, May, 25th 2018 at <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bec Brittain&#8217;s showroom</a>.
Hogan was inspired by celestial references from the Aries system, using the star as a reference for interacting and transforming natural light. For this particular collaboration he created lenses for a much smaller scale light source. In order to support Hogan’s reframed glass pieces, Brittain had to depart from the celestial aesthetic to a more architectural structure consisting of trusses and scaffolding in order to support the glass pieces. As a result, “each glass concept called for a totally different formal language to best highlight both the form of the glass and how it diffuses and refracts the light.” Photography by Lauren Coleman.
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Da Vetro: A Collection of Glass Vessels Inspired by Gestures and Postures

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                                Designed by a group of young international designers from <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fabrica Research Center</a> in Italy for <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">PLEASE DO NOT ENTER</a>, Da Vetro is a limited edition glass collection of vases, carafes and containers that are inspired by human gestures, postures and scale.
There are eight designs in the collection, all of which are hand-blown in Italy by glass blower Massimo Lunardon. Only a limited edition of 30 pieces are made for each design. 308 s by Lukas Valiauga from Lithuania has a futuristic, space-inspired shape. It’s actually a sand timer that counts down to a Martian five minutes, which is 2.8% longer than Earth minutes. Slipped My Mind by Elena Bompani from Italy has a lower figure that’s inspired by the shape of a bust while the handle is inspired by the shape of a face, alluding to the idea that memories, like flowers, can be short and fleeting. Corolla
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From an Orphan Saucer to a Thriving Business – Richard Brendon Reflects

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                                British designer <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Richard Brendon&#8217;s</a> career started with a beautifully simple idea to solve the problem of the &#8216;orphan saucers&#8217; he saw for sale at Notting Hill&#8217;s <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Portobello Road Market</a> after their matching teacups had been lost or broken. &#8216;I noticed that many of the antiques dealers had piles and piles of tea saucers, some of them really spectacular, and I felt it was such a shame that they were sitting there; unused and irrelevant,&#8217; he says. &#8216;I spent a long time coming back to the idea of these ‘orphan’ saucers and finally had the idea of pairing them with reflective cup – the design is reflected back and the saucer is brought back to life.&#8217; This simple idea formed Richard&#8217;s Reflect Collection launched at his graduate show and one of the brand&#8217;s most popular collections to this day.
Richard’s interest in ceramics began at an early age. ‘My mother
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