HEIKI & MINI HEIKI
Inspired by a simple fix on an old sauna ladle handle, fixed with wire and outright everyday genius. Heiki (named after the man who invented the fix) are freehand blown containers, soft and bulbous, each a one-off.
Heiki is a real challenge in its making, with the two holes drilled into the glass while still hot, and the use of several distinct glass colours.
Each Heiki Container has its unique handle, fixed onto it after the glass has cooled down. The handle is made in two parts, which are attached to one another on the glass piece itself through wrapping yarn or wire.
Developed upon a wish by a Parisian gallery, Heiki is now available as an adorable Mini version.
More secrets about the making : Timing is crucial in the making of the Heiki vases. Just after having been blown, and still hot and malleable, the Heiki has to be detached from the blowing iron to give form to the opening of the vase. The outer rim of the Heiki is originally the inside of the "glass bubble", thus its round and soft edges. The next step will be to drill the holes into the hot glass and to keep them until the glass has cooled down. The result, a unique symbol of craftsmanship, who looks shamelessly effortless.
Homage to Matisse
A collection of 3 mini Stacking Vessels originally designed for the Tate Museum in London and inspired by the color palette of the French painter. Their subtle presence makes them spontaneous design collectibles.
Big Bloom Stacking Vessel
A sculptural masterpiece, the great scale version of the Bloom Stacking Vessel, crowned with a big wooden bowl.
Soft and wild, the Tribe collection is a revival of ethnic elements such as feathers, wood & rattan.
These materials are combined with glass, in its simple version or cold-worked to reveal some totemic features.
A play on using natural elements with man made shapes: the branch bowl has a lid from a tree trunk with a branch stub and a bulbous glass body transforming it into an organic fruit shape. The glass part is free handblown, making each piece even more unique.
SPLASH & Bloom Stacking Vessels
Stacking vessels inspired by the organic grace to be found in flower petals.
The wood of the Bloom is smoke fired to acquire a dark patina. The glass of the Splash is two-coloured.
IDOLI Stacking Vessel
Idoli is a totemic Stacking Vessel, combined with cold-worked glass. This collection has been launched in October 2018 at the Biennale Interieur in Belgium.
Origins: the glass vase is hand blown in Czech Republic and cold-worked in Germany, and the wooden bowl is hand turned in Finland.
Combining art with design, the cactus is a glass sculpture with glass stems acting as small vases, making the cactus bloom.
Pumpkin & Onion
A set of small jars combining glass and cork. The glass vase can act as a lid to the base bowl, or be lifted off to serve as a small independent vase.