With a newborn baby in the house a glass table is far from the most practical, but that doesn’t stop me swooning over this set of absolutely beautiful glass tables from Nendo.
Created as a range for Glas Italia at Salone del Mobile they seemingly contradict the sharp corners you would normally expect from glass boxes and instead end up looking like a soft blur of coloured glass that invites you to run your hand along the surface.
Each table is made up of five sheets of frosted glass and it is the 45 degree cross section at each joint that is printed with colour before being bonded together.
The rear face of the frosted glass is then printed with a pattern to create the blur effect that softens the edges.
Their design intent was “to create a natural and soft image, as if the colours on the edges were blurring” and I can definitely say they have achieved that with beautiful execution.
An appearance that contradicts the conventional image of glass, which is of a hard and sharp material, was achieved.
More information on the Nendo site here.
Via Design Milk.