The Art of Glass
Forget simple and transparent. This season’s glass designs come in every shape and shade under the rainbow.
Published Mar 24, 2017 6:00 AM
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Jean Lee and Dylan Davis founded Ladies & Gentlemen in 2010 out of their home garage in Seattle before moving the design studio to Brooklyn a few years later. The duo’s handblown glass objects, home decor, and lighting experiment with how form and function can intersect in unexpected ways. “We’ve always been fascinated by the optical qualities of glass,” says Lee.
Composium Tabletop Light $2,200 ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com
Brooklyn’s multimedia design team Keenan/Polich collaborated with Quiet Storms on a series of jewelry boxes that elevate simple forms into sculptural objects. Inspired by the material’s tactility (this was Keenan/Polich’s first time working with glass), they played with balance and transparency. “The lid is crystalline as a counterpoint to the opaque ceramic base,” explains Tyler Polich.
Jewelry Boxes by Keenan/Polich for Quiet Storms $260 each quietstorms.com
Prague-based Dechem Studio, run by Michaela Tomiskova and Jakub Jandourek since 2012, works in the storied Bohemian glassmaking tradition, adding its own spin with inspired color combinations. “It’s amazing to see the material go from soft honey to a solid state in just a few seconds,” says Jandourek.
Pendant Lights from $225 dechemstudio.com
Pendant lights worthy of a Crayola box.
I Flauti Lamps by Giopato and Coombes $734 each giopatocoombes.com
What could be dreamier than James Turrell–inspired dishware?
Round Iridescent Bowl by Katherine Gray $1,040 thefutureperfect.com
We love this playful, shape-shifting vase.
Indefinite Vase 19 by Studio E.O. studioeo.se
One highball in three shades for the ombré win.
Duo Highball by Sugahara $58 terrestra.com
Color-coordinate your seating arrangement. Triennale Bench by Michele De Lucchi from $2,919 glasitalia.com
This faceted bulb makes a statement on or off.
Diamond Lights by Eric Therner thediamondlights.com
Handmade stirring spoons in our favorite material.
Glass Spoons by Max Frommeld $30 shop-generalstore.com
Glass so glossy blue you want to dive right in.
Zorro Coffee Table by La Chance for Note Design Studio $1,598 mattermatters.com