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Object of Desire: ‘Feverishly Experimental’ Mouth-Blown Glassware from Berlin

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Object of Desire: ‘Feverishly Experimental’ Mouth-Blown Glassware from Berlin

March 15, 2021

Spotted recently: elegant handmade glassware by Milena Kling, a graduate of the University of Arts in Berlin who has worked with designers like Tom Dixon and brands like Farrow & Ball. Kling’s “feverishly experimental glassware” combines traditional mouth-blowing techniques with original design. All of her one-of-a-kind pieces are handmade by artisans in Berlin and the Czech Republic. Kling has created four main lines of glassware in addition to her special collections; we couldn’t choose just one favorite, so here’s a look at some of our picks.

Photography courtesy of Studio Milena Kling.

the straightforward design of the circle glass collection aims to create “a f 9
Above: The straightforward design of the Circle Glass collection aims to create “a feeling of almost holding pure water in your hand.” A set of two is 116 euros; four is 197 euros on Kling’s website. The glasses are also available from March in San Francisco for $75 each.
The Circle Glass is blown in a mold of pleated copper sheets, resulting in its fine linear engravings.
the raw vases collection includes four sizes (small, medium, large, and extra l 12
Above: the Raw Vases collection includes four sizes (small, medium, large, and extra-large) and 19 colors. They are available in existing combinations or for custom order.
the extra large raw vase is 950 euros.  d here in forest green. 13
Above: The extra-large Raw Vase is 950 euros. Pictured here in Forest Green.
the small (390 euros), medium (390 euros), and large (540 euros) vases in raw f 14
Above: The small (390 euros), medium (390 euros), and large (540 euros) vases in Raw Forest.
Above: The Raw Vases are blown in fine copper sheets, unlike traditional heavy wooden molds. These thin sheets create “delicate tactile patterns on the crystalized surface and a fluid seam where copper and glass unite.”
the raw collection is also available in miniature forms. prices start at 93 eur 17
Above: The Raw collection is also available in miniature forms. Prices start at 93 euros for a single or 250 euros for a trio.
the sea glass collection is “softened by sand to resemble the sensuous, smoot 18
Above: The Sea Glass collection is “softened by sand to resemble the sensuous, smooth texture of sea glass tumbled and rounded by ocean waves.” Bowls are available in Midnight Black, White, Sea Foam, and Aqua in small, medium, and large sizes.
the small, medium, and large bowls are \170, \280, and 4\10 euros, respectively 19
Above: The small, medium, and large bowls are 170, 280, and 410 euros, respectively. Pictured here in Sea Foam.
the large sea glass bowl in sea foam. 20
Above: The large sea glass bowl in Sea Foam.
the limited edition ruby bowl is currently available on kling’s website. to c 21
Above: The limited-edition Ruby Bowl is currently available on Kling’s website. To create this piece, glass reacts with copper to “create unique patterns of permanent natural ruby color.” It is available in one size for 490 euros.

For more objects we’ve been admiring recently:

Object of Desire: Whimsical Painted Plates by a French Ceramicist

Object of Desire: Iphepha Spiral Candles

Object of Desire: Rebekah Miles Floral Ceramic Table Lamp

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