Square blown glass high side table
After great success in Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, these two special designs are coming to Milan’s Superstudio. —— Innerblow —— This piece is inspired by the way glassblowers draw a lamp of molten glass into the tip of a metal pipe and create a form by expanding the glass with their breath, as it is blown down the metal. The glass masters expand the glass in a square metal form, and leave it in place rather than removing it. They then flip the form: the metal mold becomes the table’s legs, while the glass becomes its flat top surface. Each table is unique because each piece of handblown glass is unique. —— Overflow —— This piece derives from the unique forms created when the free-flowing glass liquid hardens in place. The glass masters place plate glass into a frame with one section missing, progressively heat the glass until it becomes molten, and allow the molten glass to drain from the void in the form. When they permit the glass to harden again, the edge responds to surface tension, creating a table with a surface that looks like a pool of water.