Friday, August 13, 2010

Carafe by Pieke Bergmans

Carafe by Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans. For the carafes, she asked one blower to make a bubble of molten glass while another pulled and prodded it into extreme shapes, with surreal waves and hollows. Neither she nor the craftsmen knew exactly where they’d end up. The carafes look eerily exquisite when empty, but even more so when filled with water. ‘‘Normally when you pour water into glass, it’s easy to see because the glass is unnaturally straight or perfectly round,’’ Bergmans explained. ‘‘But this glass is so irregular that it’s hard to tell what’s water and what’s glass.’’

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