Plug by Tomas Kral

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Plug is a project combining cork and glass by Tomas Kral, a masters graduate from the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland.

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The collection includes lamps, storage jars fruit bowls and a small table, each made from hand-blown glass and CNC-milled cork.

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Photographs by Michel Bonvin .

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The following information is from Kral:

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Plug: Cork-glass project

From Master degree graduations at ECAL (the University of Art and Design Lausanne)

Plug is a range of products that transform the image of a simple cork bottle stopper. The work
is around the connection between glass as a hard and compact material and the cork, a porous material.

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The glass parts were done using free glass blowing. The cork parts were made out of the sheets of agglomerated cork
which were milled using CNC.

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The cork parts use the marks from the CNC milling tool as a part of their construction.

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The idea is to build 3D objects by milling using 2D drawings.

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The objects' functions are simple. The idea was to put more attention on the connection between glass and the cork.

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  • Zenza

    Good job

  • leandro locsin

    this are brilliant works! =) i love it

    the first image has great configuration! i think the cork ‘shade’ does not function as a shade anymore, but as a beautiful form to acomodate the cord and the ballast.

    good stuff

  • bald skull

    really like the foms, the connections and the materiality. bravo.

  • fvale

    the first lamp is inspired by the Pantheon in Rome :D

  • Frankie

    Daring original work, so not everything works, IMO the mix of light and cork isn’t pertinant but formally the designs work well.

    I find the table a very strong piece alongside the fruit bowl, as Baldskull mentions clever “connections” being made with almost Bouroullecesque sensitivity and attention to detail.

  • Bioz

    nice, well done , hanging on is the best

  • evan ma

    nice work.
    I appreciate the way that you explore different material conbime together

  • omar

    this is super nice stuff!!! well done!

  • Fbot

    Well done mate, nice details

  • Matt

    Simple, beautiful, honest.

  • cpcp

    love the fruitbowl and 3way lights and the milled cork connectors.
    great work great ideas.

  • K. Rimane

    everything is fantastic with this work. BRAVO!

  • ambroise

    Just missing some low consumption light bulbs….
    the rest of it is very well done !

  • http://www.zaha-hadid.com/ Eva

    earlthly, beautiful.

  • rebecca

    Talented hands behind new technology-
    I LOVE these,
    I need a CNC mill…

  • Bla Bla Bla

    These are fantastic, high tech with an earthly feel. awesome!

  • zuy

    ecal is…. the future of eindhoven
    great!!!

  • eduardo

    very nice…
    one feels like having one of those