Mexican designer Liliana Ovalle has created a carafe and set of tumblers printed with fine black lines that overlap to create a moiré effect when the pieces are clustered together.
Each item in the Cumulo collection by Liliana Ovalle is decorated with fanned-out linear patterns that become finer as they radiate outwards, creating a cross-hatching effect where they reach round to the other side and can be seen through the layers of glass.
"The glasses and carafe acquire a more complex three-dimensionality when combined together," said Ovalle. "As the patterns overlap in various arrangements, the accumulation of lines reveals hidden depths and densities."
The prototypes were blown in borosilicate glass. They were exhibited at the Okay Studio & Friends exhibition in Ben Sherman's Mod_ular Blanc event space during London Design Festival last month, along with opaline glassware by Mathias Hahn and a circular mirror with a large brass weight by Hunting & Narud.
Having graduated from London's Royal College of Art in 2006, Ovalle joined the Okay Studio design collective in 2011 and continues to operate from their space close to the Dezeen offices in Stoke Newington – see more projects by Okay Studio designers.
Ovalle also presented a series of clay vessels based on the geological phenomenon of sinkholes as part of a group show at Gallery Libby Sellers in London for the festival.
Photography is courtesy of the designer.
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