With a bulbous, toadstool-like form, the translucent Delight tables are made from blown glass with a matt, translucent finish.
Herkner, based in Offenbach am Main, Germany, wanted the table's frosted finish to recall the surface of the jelly-like sweet Turkish delight – or Lokum – that is traditionally dusted in icing sugar.
The Delight tables are available in both small and large sizes as well as a choice of colours including transparent, smoky grey, white or aubergine.
They form part of Pulpo's Crystal Collection, for which Herkner has also designed the Stellar pendant lights – a series of spherical pendant lamps which are also made using frosted glass in transparent, smoky grey, white or aubergine.
Both collections are the latest in a series of handblown glass products designed by Herkner for Pulpo – the German design brand set up by Patrick and Ursula L’hoste in 2006.
A number of desingers have recently taken to using glass to create furniture pieces. Amsterdam-based Germans Ermičs created a collection of coloured glass furniture with strong pigments that fade to clear, while Kukka Studio designed a collection of side tables that pastel-hued panes alongside white quartz slabs.
At both shows, fellow design brand Petite Friture will debut a new collection that includes a table and chair set inspired by the practice of martial arts and a set of nesting tables with bulky legs and slender tops.