Habitus Loves… Glass

It's one of those materials that endlessly fascinates, with countless variations in shape, texture and composition. Glass is one of our favourite materials and here are 8 of our favourite designs that use it

28 Jun 2011

 

Space Invaders Tables

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Designed by:
Piero Lissoni for Glas ItaliaWhy we love it: Alluding to the arcade game of the ‘80s, these tables use the iconic pixelated characters to create a fun, yet sophisticated geometric low table. They come in transparent extralight or lacquered glass.

Where you can get it:

Space Furniture

Stilla Decanter

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Designed by:Vert DesignWhy we love it: This glass decanter holds a whole bottle of wine. You pour the wine in the hole at the bottom, then slowly turn it over. As you turn it, physics does the work and you won’t lose a drop (until you’re ready to drink it that is!)

Where you can get it:

Top3byDesign

Savoy Vase

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Designed by:Alvar AaltoWhy we love it: This design classic represents the fluidity of glass. Designed in 1936, the vase is inspired by the mountain lakes of Finland.

Where you can get it:

The habitusliving.com Shop

KINK Oil Bottle

Designed by:Deb Jones, hand-made by the Glass StudioWhy we love it: Oil bottles come in all shapes and sizes, but this one by Australian designer Deb Jones is a little bit KINKy. It’s hand-blown by craftspeople at the Glass Studio and its ‘kink’ at the top is always unique. Beautiful!

Where you can get it:

Form.Function.Style


Pill Carafes

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Designed by:
Jonathan AdlerWhy we love it: These pill-shaped carafes are a quirky way to serve up your favourite tipple. With double-cased hand-blown glass, they look just like big pills with their colourful lids and white bases.

Where you can get it:

Jonathan Adler

 

Ikepod

Designed by:Marc NewsonWhy we love it: This hourglass design by Marc Newson comes in two sizes and is, quite frankly, for those with a lot of spare cash. But it is beautifully hand-blown, with millions of stainless steel ‘nanoballs’ that accurately measure 10 and 60 minutes (small and large). Check out a video of the making here.

Where you can get it:

IKEPOD

Tea Pot

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Designed by:NORM. DESIGNWhy we love it: This great teapot has an infuser which drops down into the boiled water. Once your desired strength is reached, just pull it back up and pour. Simple design, made beautiful in glass.

Where you can get it:

G Select

 


Stone of Glass

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Designed by:
Marta Laudani & Marco Romanelli for OluceWhy we love it: These blown Murano glass ‘stones’ are a beautiful juxtaposition of form and material. The most solid of elements depicted in the most fragile of materials.

Where you can get it:

Euroluce