Patchwork Glass Vases
by Nendo


Milan 2013: Japanese design studio Nendo has unveiled a collection of glass vases inspired by patchwork quilts at the Dilmos Gallery in Milan this week.

Patchwork Glass Vases by Nendo

Nendo collaborated with master blowers Martin Janecky and Jiri Pacinek to create the vases by reheating a variety of glass objects decorated with traditional cut glass patterns, slicing them open and then rearranging the pieces. "As a manner of making, the process was like sewing together animal hides, or piecing together small fragments of cloth to create a great patchwork quilt," say the designers.

Patchwork Glass Vases by Nendo

Patchwork Glass Vases, for Czech glassware brand Lasvit, are on show at the Dilmos Gallery, Piazza San Marco 1 until 14 April.

Patchwork Glass Vases by Nendo

The Patchwork Glass collection also includes a pendant lamp, made using the same production technique, which is on show at Lasvit's exhibition at Via Stendhal 35.

Patchwork Glass Vases by Nendo

Other projects presented by Nendo in Milan this week include a chair shaped like a high-heeled shoe and a collection of products in collaboration with Italian designer Luca Nichetto. The designers also recently refurbished the womenswear floor of the city's La Rinascente department store.

Patchwork Glass Vases by Nendo

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  • Nice collection, good work.

  • mlk

    A little too messy, compared to other Nendo products. Also reminds of me of grandmother vases, which stand for years in the cabinet collecting dust.

  • What’s with people downvoting comments they don’t agree with? Downvoting is for rude, non-constructive, or otherwise genuinely bad comments, not for petty disagreements.

    • beatrice

      Honestly Izelana, Nendo is so huge it doesn’t need to read these comments for constructive criticism.

      I agree with the comment above though. These seem to be a product of the problem of working with a new gallery, new craftsmen, new techniques. It does not seem so resolved as their other work.

      Nendo are incredible, but with that comes the problem of having too many new things – one or two are not going to hit the mark.