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.
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.
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.
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.