Posts tagged Research
[Unedited] Glassblowing in 1st Person

It's rare to see the process of glassblowing and even more unusual to get to see the it from the artisan's perspective.

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Lucky Break Color System

This project is an exploration into how chance influences the design process. Instead of carefully composing the pattern for each bowl, we developed a system for randomly selecting and applying colored shards and thin glass strings to the outer layer of the molten glass. It’s a perfect balance between engineering and Japanese Wabi-Sabi.

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Chance as a Tool for Design?

For our latest project, the Lucky Break drinking glass, we’ve been exploring chance and asking the question, “can we use chance as a tool in the design process?”

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The Science Behind the Saturn Glass

At some point during our development of the Saturn Rocks Glass, we realized that we didn't fully understand the why the original Saturn Wine Glasses work as well as they do. For the longest time, we thought it was just the ledge that kept our glass from spilling, but it turns out it is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. Somewhere around version 5 of the our new rocks glass, we had to fully analyze the physics of our wine glasses, and here's what we found.

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Development of Typographic Glassware

“The stretch of time between when you wake up, and when you first interact with some piece of type that someone has drawn, is probably only a couple of seconds.”

-Tobias Frere-Jones, Design Matters, Dec. 2015)

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Typography as a Metaphor for Glass

We’ve done a lot of graphic projects in the past, but I’ve only started really studying how typography, fonts, and letters are designed. According to graphic designer, educator, writer, and artist Ellen Lupton, “typography is what language looks like.”

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