OP-vase by bilge nur saltik multiplies + reflects flower formations
 
OP-vase by bilge nur saltik multiplies + reflects flower formations OP-vase by bilge nur saltik multiplies + reflects flower formations
apr 25, 2015

OP-vase by bilge nur saltik multiplies + reflects flower formations

OP-vase by bilge nur saltik multiplies + reflects flower formations
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‘OP-vase’ is a series of vessels conceived by turkish designer bilge nur saltik, presented at ventura lambrate during milan design week 2015. the capsules seek to create the impression of a bouquet with only a single flower through visual distortions, multiplying colorful petals throughout the spherical space. the glass shield’s kaleidoscopic properties have a magnifying effect, creating the impression of numerous abstracted botanicals.

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the collection is composed of three vases in different sizes, each with their own unique pattern of cuts made from thick, hand blown glass, and formed with exacting precision to create the desired optics. tinted in blue and green, the shields not only augment the image of the flower, but add a subtle colored hue in addition to their own. as the viewer changes their orientation relative to the vase, the single flower’s form dissolves into a bouquet while maintaining a single, congruous form.

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UPDATE: the ‘OP’ vase is on show during paris design week, in partnership with maison & objet, at MODA, as part of the 10/10 exhibition. curated by françois bernard, 10/10 displays ten key contemporary design projects that attract curiosity, and understand our era, while celebrating 10 years of MODA.

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‘OP-vase round cut’ side view gives the impression of numerous flowers encased within the glass

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a view of the ‘OP-vase round cut’ from above

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‘ellipse cut’ juxtaposes the glasses augmenting effect with the single flower

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‘ellipse cut’ reveals the transformative properties of the glass

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the detailed glass work projects a delicate aesthetic

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a side perspective of the ‘ellipse cut’

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in addition to its fragmenting effect, ‘blue glass’ transforms the color of the encased flower by filtering light

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a closer view reveals the expert craftsmanship necessary to form the precise visual illusions

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op vase bilge nur saltik
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op vase bilge nur saltik
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