Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert exhibits glass "clouds" at Gallery Fumi

Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert exhibits blown-glass "clouds" at Gallery Fumi

London Design Festival 2014: a series of glass objects by artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, including lights designed to look like clouds, are on display at Gallery Fumi in east London (+ slideshow).

Gallery Fumi at London Design Festival 2014
Clouds lights

Paris-born Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert specialises in freehand glass blowing, a technique he uses to create art pieces and functional products.

Gallery Fumi at London Design Festival 2014
Clouds lights

"Glass is both reflective and refractive of light and through different techniques these qualities can be enhanced," said Wintrebert. "Frank Lloyd Wright referred to glass as materialised light. I like to think of it as liquid light."

Gallery Fumi at London Design Festival 2014
Clouds lights

His items on display at Gallery Fumi, located on Hoxton Square in Shoreditch, include a series of translucent bulbous pendant lights called Clouds.

Cosmos by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
Cosmos. Photograph by Jeremy Josselin

The shades are patterned with veins of colour that run vertically down the white surfaces in straight and criss-crossing lines.

Futurama by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
Futurama. Photograph by Jeremy Josselin

Each is suspended from the ceiling at a different height in the gallery to appear like cloud formations.

Void by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
Void. Photograph by Jeremy Josselin

Wintrebert's Harvest buckets are formed in coloured frosted glass and feature two holes close to the rim that act as handles. Lengths of string are wrapped around the hand holds to add grip.

Tao by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
Tao. Photograph by Jeremy Josselin

The Cosmos Table rests on the bulbous bases of seven vessels, which sit in niches around the curved edge and holes within the flat surface.

Harvest by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
Harvest. Photograph by Jeremy Josselin

The vessels combine the patterns from the lights and the pastels colours of the buckets. Glossy glass vases are inserted into the tops, which can be used for holding flowers.

Gallery Fumi at London Design Festival 2014
Cloud lights at Gallery Fumi

Similar pieces are held within the Futurama and Void containers, surrounded by strips of frosted glass in the former and completely encompassed in the latter.

Gallery Fumi at London Design Festival 2014
Glass exhibition at Gallery Fumi

Wintrebert's work was installed in the gallery for last week's London Design Festival and is now available to view by appointment only until 31 October.

Gallery Fumi at London Design Festival 2014
Glass exhibition at Gallery Fumi

Gallery Fumi was opened in 2008 by Valerio Capo and Sam Pratt, who have since exhibited work by designers including Max Lamb, Paul Cocksedge and Faye Toogood.