Three designers worked together to produce a series of innovative objects made from glass.
The project was commissioned by the Mexican glass manufacturer Nouvel Studio, a firm that produces unique objects that further glass design. For this particular collaboration, which was revealed at the 2018 Zona Maco art fair in Mexico City, Héctor Esrawe and Emiliano Godoy have collaborated with LA-based designer Brian Thoreen. The aim of the project was to produce objects that provided visual tension. As such, the purity and elegance of the expertly-blown glass has been contrasted against the surfaces of brass, marble, onyx and steel.
‘Precarious’, ‘Tomatoes’, ‘Bedrock’ and ‘The Upside Down’ are four series part of the project.
‘Precarious’ represents exquisite glass sculptures, moulded around steel or brass plates. The ‘Tomatoes’ series is similar to ‘Precarious’; glass pieces are formed around metal plates, but they stand alone. For ‘Bedrock’, locally-sourced stone was incorporated, the series combined the chiseled stone and glass to craft volumes that can be used as vases or containers. ‘The Upside Down’ features two pyramids, one made from stone and one from glass. One of the pieces is placed upside down and the two are fixed together, crafting a dual-functional object which can be used as both a vase and a table.
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