Still & Sparkling by Nendo

Monday, 16 April 2012

Japanese design studio Nendo is exhibiting a series of experimental glass pieces, supported by Czech lighting brand Lasvit, this Milan Design Week. The collection is on show in a basement space at Superstudio Piu, Zona Tortona, and explores the conventions of glassblowing - while often defying them.

A series of pendant lights, called Inhale, are made by glassblowers who have sucked the air out of the glass form rather than blowing it in, while a small collection of wire-framed tables feature tabletops of glass pools which have spilled from their constraints.

A range of long pendant and floor lamps are squeezed together at their tips, and a series of metal low tables encase puddles of glass pressed into the floor and then upturned to create tabletops.

Still & Sparkling runs 16 - 22 April.