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Sebastian Herkner creates confectionery-inspired glass tables for Pulpo

Sebastian Herkner looked to the dusted surface of Turkish delight when designing this collection of frosted glass side tables for German brand Pulpo.

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.

Other glass products include the Oda table lamp and the Containers series, which was first launched in 2013.

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.

Pulpo's Crystal Collection will launch at the IMM Cologne and Maison&Objet trade shows later this month – taking place from 15 to 21 and 19 to 23  January respectively.

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.