Friday, 24 April 2009

When glass speaks

Milan 09: design research centre Fabrica presents a series of everyday items incorporated into hand-blown glass domes in Milan this week.

The pieces, created for design brand Secondome, include handlebar grips, bottle stoppers, a hammer, a tag from a cow’s ear and rope.

Each piece will be available in an edition of 30.

This&That is a collection of 10 glass blown domes especially designed for the Salone del Mobile by FABRICA’s young artists, by an idea of American designer Tak Cheung.

This&That combines everyday items, such as a bicycle handlebar, a chimney or cow ears, with the sophisticated beauty of blown glass. Different materials and production processes merge harmoniously to create a new, provocative synergy.

I know I did a double post today, but you know what? When the image of the balloon pop up, I knew I cant wait till Monday!