Elisa Strozyk: Woven Glass Lights
German designer Elisa Strozyk pushes the limits of glass with her series of pendant lamps made from woven coloured glass.
The lights are made of circular brass frames inset with two parallel layers of interwoven glass panes, which surround the light bulb, allowing glimmers of light to pass through. The interlaced pattern distorts the material's transparency, creating radiant optical effects.
Gentle colour gradations on the strips of glass overlap and mix under the influence of light to cast captivating, colourful shadows. The reflective shimmer from the glass and polished brass also contribute to the lights' overall jewellery-like quality.
To create the woven glass structure, the coloured strips are first manipulated in the kiln so they become flexible, yarn-like and easy to bend. Using a basic weaving pattern, the glass strips are then woven and layered to form a delicate yet hardened surface that mimics the look of textile fabric.
The collection was designed in collaboration with Munich-based glass specialists Edition van Treek.
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