Sebastian Herkner has created a series of spherical glass pendant lamps for German brand Pulpo that contrast clear curved ridges with smooth frosted glass.
Comprising small, medium and large sizes, the Stellar pendant lamp collection is inspired by stars as seen through a telescope. Each lamp is composed of two translucent handblown glass hemispheres that are joined either horizontally or vertically. While one half is sandblasted to create a smooth frosted finish, the other features clear curved ridges that are designed to recall the surface of the moon.
Pulpo describes the lamps as “simple forms that utilise the ability of glass to distort and reflect”. The bubbles, streaks and other variations in size and colour that can be seen in the glass, are all part of handmade production processes.
The lamps are available in clear, white, smoky grey and aubergine colourways.
Herkner has a longstanding relationship with Pulpo, which has seen the German designer create over 12 products for the brand to date. Another great collaboration between the designer and the firm is the lighting collection Boule, inspired by the French sport, “pétanque”. Among his previous works are also more handblown glass products, such as the Oda table lamp and the Containers series – first launched in 2013.
Fellow design brand Petite Friture will also be at the IMM Cologne and Maison&Objet shows where they will launch a new collection that includes a table and chair set inspired by the practice of martial arts and a set of nesting tables with bulky legs and slender tops.
Photogrpahy by Pulpo