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Object of Desire: Venetian Glass Lights from In Common With and Sophie Lou Jacobsen

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Object of Desire: Venetian Glass Lights from In Common With and Sophie Lou Jacobsen

September 28, 2022

New from Brooklyn’s In Common With, in collaboration with artist Sophie Lou Jacobsen: Flora, a lighting collection that draws on the history of Venetian glass-making techniques.

Here are just a few silhouettes we have been coveting—each a splurge, yes, but exquisitely made.

Photography by William Jess Laird, courtesy of In Common With.

the hand shaped fazzo pendant is &#8\2\20;made using the centuries old  9
Above: The hand-shaped Fazzo Pendant is “made using the centuries-old fazzoletto technique—in which a molten glass dome is spun upside-down to create waves that resemble the wilting petals of a flower—and fitted with hand-finished brass details.” It’s $2,750 and available in the collection’s five colorways (pistachio, opaline, lilac, poppy, and tobacco), with or without dot embellishments.
the gemma table lamp, large (\$6,000) features those dot embellishments, &# 10
Above: The Gemma Table Lamp, Large ($6,000) features those dot embellishments, “made using a modern variation on a centuries-old practice, which involves applying handmade glass details—in this case, marble-like dots—to blown glass surfaces.”
the vera sconce (\$\1,\250) has a &#8\2\20;slumped glass&#8\2\2\1; silh 11
Above: The Vera Sconce ($1,250) has a “slumped glass” silhouette, created placing sheets of cut glass over plaster molds in a kiln; “as the kiln heats, gravity forces the malleable glass to drape over the molds,” according to In Common With.
the teeny calla petite table lamp (\$3,000) is both portable and rechargeable. 12
Above: The teeny Calla Petite Table Lamp ($3,000) is both portable and rechargeable.
the gemma petite pendant (\$3,000) has two lines of glass dots—like butt 13
Above: The Gemma Petite Pendant ($3,000) has two lines of glass dots—like buttons down the back of a dress. Match embellishment to shade for a monochrome look, or pair two hues for contrast.
like all of the lights in the collection, the gemma floor lamp (\$7,\250) & 14
Above: Like all of the lights in the collection, the Gemma Floor Lamp ($7,250) “doubles as a sculpture.”

For a look at the full collection, head to In Common With.

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