Inspired by an old collection of NASA slides of the moon and the uneven surface of a bohemian glass product.
The craft of glass blowing is not only a very traditional, but it also is still a common technique for glass production. The handcrafted glass bowls are blown individually, thus the product depends on the skills of the glass blower master. Due to the production process the glass surface is uneven. If the light breaks through, a very beautiful reflection of the light appears. It almost reminds of the surface of the moon. The lower part is shaped through the special open designed mould and the upper part is shaped by hand through the glass blowers assistant. Usually this part is not needed and after splitting the object in two parts it would be melted into glass again. Here the upper part transforms in an object itself. The hole in the centre highlights the process and also allows the bowl to stay raised. Thus the light can break through the glass without lifting the object.
The MOON collection uses all three parts of the process. That means that even the wooden mould becomes a bowl. During the design process it turns out to be a beautiful object with a distinguish design language. The cut in the solid bowl, needed to relief smoke and fire, is also a very strong detail.
Material: Glass, coloured glass or European walnut, European oak
Design: Jonathan Radetz, 2016