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6 Bold Takes on Transparency

Smoked and colourful glass are clearly trending

By Eric Mutrie

DL-0815-Iittala-Ruutu

1 VIBRANT VASES
Named after the Finnish word for diamond, Iittala’s mouth-blown, rhombus-shaped Ruutu vessels are precious modern centrepieces. The collection includes five sizes and seven colours. From $95, at Studio Pazo

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2 SPLASH DOWN
Studio Italia Design’s hand-blown Murano Sky-Fall pendant resembles a raindrop suspended in mid-air. It’s available in two sizes and in clear, chrome or copper-hued glass. From $900, at Casa Di Luce

DL-0815-Selene-Cross

3 BIG SMOKE
This table’s lacquered metal legs evoke railway crossings, while its smoked glass top recalls the exhaust that billowed out of old locomotives. It’s available in an extendable version, too. From $4600, at Selene

DL-0815-GlasItalia-Shimmer

4 SIDE SHOW
Refracting different colours depending on a viewer’s angle, Patricia Urquiola’s Shimmer table for Glas Italia plays with iridescence to mesmerizing effect. Rounded edges soften the hard material. $4645, at Avenue Road

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5 TRANSPARENT TETRIS
Available in a variety of finishes, Lago’s Air shelving system suspends lacquered cabinetry on clear sheets of tempered glass, creating the illusion of floating blocks. Call for Pricing, at Suite 22

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6 H2-OH WOW
Designed by Norwegian duo Anderssen and Voll, Mjölk’s bulbous glass water savers drain aqua into plants slowly to ensure it has time to seep into the soil. Each one is mouth-blown by artist Gregor Herman. $200, at Mjölk

Originally published in our Fall 2015 issue as Outspoken Glass.


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