Blown Away – London Design Festival 2018 at Sketch London
5 September 5 - 15 November 2018
Six international designers will showcase a series of innovative hand-blown glass works and movement, including a new chandelier by master glassblower Simone Crestani in borosilicate glass.
For the first time in London, WonderGlass will present Echoes Chandelier – a never seen before illuminated speaker sculpture by studiopluz.
The show will also feature a bespoke chandelier by Bocci, adapted exclusively for sketch.
Sketch Bars Director Pepijn Van-den Abeele will take inspiration from the Blown Away exhibition to create a special ‘Blowing Bubbles’ cocktail. The Champagne-based tipple will be on the menu at sketch throughout the duration of London Design Festival.
N28 Copper by Bocci results from an innovative fabrication process that manipulates both the temperature and the direction of air flow into blown glass. The result is a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes, including an opaque milk glass diffuser that houses either a low-voltage xenon or LED lamp.
A flexible copper suspension option (in natural copper or white powder coat) is available for all 28 pendants, providing a different compositional reading and a range of sculptural forms.
Echoes by studiopluz is inspired by the origins of the universe, it is an illuminated sculpture comprised of a series of glass discs fusing glass with sound to produce a stimulating soundscape, evocative of the gravitational waves coming from black holes.