British designers Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber have contributed to the growing trend for glass furniture with a series of cabinets produced to show “those weird objects you locate” at flea markets.
The Collector Series for Glas Italia comprises five vitrines: two reduced glass tables and 3 taller glass cabinets.
Every is manufactured from UV-bonded curved glass on black-stained reliable-wood bases, with the internal horizontal surface clad in mirror or wood.
Barber and Osgerby designed the cabinets to showcase their own collections of random objects sourced from flea markets and overseas journeys.
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“1 of the causes we did the Collector Series is that we both now have this kind of quantities of junk that we need to have something to place them in,” Osgerby told Dezeen.
The transparent sides, tops and shelves let the user to show their collections in a neutral atmosphere, with out the items turning into overshadowed by the material or design of the presentation situation.
“I purchase factors just simply because they are interesting objects. I’ve bought plenty of wooden bowls more than the years,” said Barber. “But then there are also people weird objects you locate, often you don’t even know what they are, possibly just a part of anything else, but they appear excellent.”
Totally-mirrored versions of the types supply an choice for more private collections.
The Collectors Series was launched at the Salone del Mobile furniture honest in Milan this April, exactly where Glas Italia showed a range of new transparent furniture collections by large-profile designers like Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka.
Elsewhere in Milan, Nendo showed a set of frosted-glass tables with coloured edges and a collection of glass stands that function offset tops.
The Bouroullec brothers, Jasper Morrison and Foster + Partners are amongst others who have just lately produced glass furnishings.