Cestini is a side table made of glass and basket weaving from Sardinia.
Sardinia has a rich culture of basketmaking, Cestini Sardi, continued with passion and dedication by the women in the villages and cities.
At Utopia & Utility we work exclusively with European crafts, and it is the first time we are developing a range in collaboration with Italian craftsmen, and we are more than delighted to now include this beautiful old craft to our palette.
Pia decided to push the boundaries of the Utopia & Utility signature concept, and designed the biggest Stacking Vessel ever, Scarabee, a 90cm high sculptural centrepiece confounding all expectations of scale and material combination.
The 2017 reedition of the famous Branch Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
Combining art with design, the cactus is a glass sculpture with glass stems acting as small vases, making the cactus bloom.