This chaise designed by Brodie Neill is cast from 135 litres of clear glass and has to be cooled very slowly inside the mould over the course of 80 days.
Caller Glacier, the piece is the first in a limited run of ten and weighs 300kg.
It's on show at annual show SuperDesign in London, which is open at 7aWakefield Street, London WC1N 1PG until 7pm today.
Brodie Neill is a SuperDesign regular, having presented a bench carved from laminated plastic, plywood, chipboard and fibreboard in 2008 and a wire-frame chair in 2010. See all our stories about his work here.
Here are some more details from Brodie Neill:
Designer Brodie Neill launches his latest limited-edition creation, Glacier, during SuperDesign in London this October.
This lucid chaise longue has a smooth, fluid-like shape consisting of a single, swopping gesture, an energy captured in pure, optically transparent glass.
The once-fluid material flows from the central core and counterbalances the outstretched planes of the overall piece. Edition one of only ten ever made, Glacier is the perfect synergy of design and craftsmanship.
Glacier’s graceful form is hand-cast from 135 litres of molten clear glass that fills the 7ft-long mould. Once the liquid glass has filled the mould cavity, the temperature is slowly reduced over an 80-day period allowing the glass to anneal and strengthen to certified standards. The monolithic form is fused with a total weight of 300kg.
SuperDesign emphasizes the current synergy between design and the visual arts with inventive ground-breaking displays that present contemporary design in a fresh and invigorating light. Yearly, this exclusive show now brings together collections from leading galleries and pioneering international designers at a crucial time in the art calendar, during the Frieze Art.