Vitrocsa's Turnable Corner glazing system is made up of full-height windows that can slide around corners, allowing architects to create panoramic views. Read more
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Designed by a group of young international designers from <a href="http://www.fabrica.it/?lang=en_us" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fabrica Research Center</a> in Italy for <a href="http://pleasedonotenter.com/" 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.
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has created a range of glassware for bartenders in search of unique props, including a drinking glass
shaped like a pumpkin and a vessel designed for smoking cocktails. Read more
American artist Larry Bell has created a series of huge boxes using translucent and coloured glass
, which are designed to evoke the morning fog that rolls in from the coast of California
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New Orleans firm Trahan Architects has completed a visitor centre
for an 18th-century plantation in Louisiana
, using translucent glazing to blur views of occupants from the outside "like an impressionist painting". Read more
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British designer <a href="https://richardbrendon.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Richard Brendon’s</a> career started with a beautifully simple idea to solve the problem of the ‘orphan saucers’ he saw for sale at Notting Hill’s <a href="http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/the-market/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Portobello Road Market</a> after their matching teacups had been lost or broken. ‘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,’ he says. ‘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.’ This simple idea formed Richard’s Reflect Collection launched at his graduate show and one of the brand’s most popular collections to this day.
Richard’s interest in ceramics began at an early age. ‘My mother
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to a house in Taiyuan City, Taiwan, contains independent living spaces for two brothers, which are connected by a glazed corridor that traverses a narrow plant-lined courtyard
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has created a series of spherical glass pendant lamps for German brand Pulpo
that contrast clear curved ridges with smooth frosted glass. Read more