I have designed a vase in a simple, clean shape in which I have included minimalist details. During my design development work I have experimented with the stress levels in tempered glass. I tried to find how glass, in its minimalist form, behaves during the tempering process. I was interested in finding out which design principle would work best for me and also looked at hand shaped hot glass. That’s the reason why I decided to add some artistic details of glasswork tools on my product (a blowpipe with spheres on the end). These spheres make it easier to scoop molten glass from glass pans. I used this detail in the functional part of the vase, bowl and plate. I sand blasted through the wall of the product. After sandblasting, the product obtained a clean shape; glasswork typically has a very round shape and it was for this reason I chose this shape of table set.
I’m very interested in the transparency of glass, because this feature can connect
glass with other materials. There is playfulness in this vase’s shape. You can put a flower in it, which shows it in a different light. The design detail on the vase makes it easier to achieve this effect. Similarly, the detail of the plate design allows one to creatively play with where one places the food.