Thread patterns cover blown-glass
tableware by Jun Murakoshi

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Milan 2014: Japanese designer Jun Murakoshi's tableware features patterned thread tops that create a geometric lattice for supporting flowers.

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Tokyo-based Jun Murakoshi has created a collection of vases and fruit bowls called Bloom. The blown-glass tableware pieces feature small grooves on their edges, which allow thread to be criss-crossed over the tops in a geometric pattern.

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"Blown glass has a feeling of both warmth and tension that looks like conflicting image," said the designer. The glass was hand-blown by three young glass artists: Shunji Sasaki, Takeyoshi Mitsui and Emi Hirose in Toyama, Japan.

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"The narrow lines create unlimited patterns, the transparency and exquisiteness that each materials possess make foil each other," said the designer.

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Flower stems can be threaded through the small gaps between the strings or rested in the larger hole in the centre of each piece.

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Different coloured threads are used in combination to creating variations in the rings across the tops of the pieces, which are available in a range of sizes.

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The tableware was exhibited in the Ventura Lambrate district of Milan last week. Photography is by Kota Sugawara.