Shortlisted for lighting design of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, Magma is a lighting series by Mexico-based EWE Studio and Nouvel Studio.
Eleven moulds were hand-carved from volcanic rock to create lumpy forms for the molten glass to be poured into. Volcanic stone was chosen as it is not affected by the heat of the blown glass. Being an artisanal process, the shape, thickness and tonality of the glass differs, giving unique characteristics to each of the Magma bubbles. A golden light is generated through the acid finish that is applied on the amber glass surface, together with the hand-hammered brass surface contained within the bubbles.