Explore the Adaptable Nature of Glass During London Design Festival ⇒ Glass is one of the main materials being explored during the prestigious London Design Festival with numerous designers and creators showcasing unique products that were the result of innovative techniques using glass. Destined to occur until September 23rd, the exceptional festival seeks to promote design and creativity to new heights and today, CovetED will feature about half-a-dozen designers who have master the adaptable nature of glass and that are certainly worth having a look.
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London Design Festival will host numerous events, installations and exhibitions throughout and the city and in plenty of them glass will be one of the main components. Now, we will feature a series of designers who have mastered this art form and create astonishing pieces.
“While the traditional tools used in glassblowing remain mostly the same, the developments in digital design, manufacturing and prototyping are becoming more influential and are opening up new possibilities for form exploration, mould-making or for implementing more experimental methods,” explained Ekin Kayis
Ekin Kayis will explore the relationship between ceramic and glass in the most fascinating way in an effort to show the colours of the sky in Finland. A part of the Nordic Mood collection, the exhibit will diverge in texture, form, colour and fish but every piece is brought together harmoniously. It will be shown at the Old Truman Brewery, as a part of the prestigious London Design Fair. Also to be shown at the event will be a series of pedestal objects created by Eliška Monsportová. These were inspired by nature and “poetics of surrealists”.
Hideki Yoshimoto is presenting Rise, an exceptional project that has the purpose of recreating the appearance of bubbles and the refraction of light in water, using a wide variety of materials including glass that offer a stunning visual effect to this design. This unique project is being shown at Sketch.
At its Fitzrovia Showroom, Raw Edges will showcase a unique lighting installation, entitled Horah, which is comprised of sculptural glass lights that are shown in different sizes and colours. The studio was able to transform a traditional Israeli dance into 30 spinning glass lamps.
Ron Arad definitely knows his way around glass having already designed multiple decorative glassware and accessories for facial use. Now, Arad has combined both techniques to create a series of innovative and playful vessels and hand-blown objects, entitled the “Where Are My Glasses” that will be displayed at the Vessel Gallery in Notting Hill.
Led by Rezzan Hasogly, Studio Sahil is showcasing a wide range of tabletop objects whose development was enhanced by the use of different methods that combined blown glass and sand. Due to this, the final result is a myriad of visually appealing and textural qualities. The designer exhibits at the Form & Seek exhibition at the London Design Fair.
In a wonderful collaboration, Cameron Design House and artist Jihan Zencirli (Geronimo) gave origin to an immersive light installation. The design house’s Helmi chandelier gets a new look thanks to Geronimo who transformed this piece into a balloon sculpture. This piece amalgamates a wide variety of hand-blown glass pearls where each is illuminated by a single LED filament bulb and then suspended in the air by a gold chain net.
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