Nendo for Lasvit: Still & SparklingPosted: April 25, 2012
Using the unpredictable malleability of glass, Nendo works with Czech company Lasvit to create hand-blown unique lighting, table and tabletop designs. The medium allows the designs to be both wild and controlled, resulting in organically soft embellishments within an innately stiff, yet delicate, form.
From Lasvit: The new Nendo collection combines elegant lightness and minimalism to create practical, beautiful objects with evocative, delicate appeal. Because Lasvit’s glass blowers create each piece individually and because glass is a fluid, changeable medium, no two items are exactly alike. Each of the five concepts presented at Superstudio explores a different, distinctive approach to glass achieved by the accomplished artisans in the Lasvit workshop in Nový Bor. For Lasvit’s Inhale l, glass blowers form big air bubbles then inhale to produce an unusual shape with negative air pressure. X-Ray Vases capitalize on transparency and reflection, two key characteristics of glass, to transform a series of domes within a larger mirrored dome, into a subtle, ever-changing optical effect. Press lamps in pendant and floor styles rely on light sources tucked into compressed glass tubes to produce soft, organic forms. Innerblow and Overflow tables deploy two techniques using metal forms and the flowing quality of molten glass to create smooth and water-like surfaces.