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 Circle Glass is blown in a mold of pleated copper sheets, resulting in its fine linear engravings.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.”