studio deFORM welds glass for transmission collection for kavalier
(above) photo by martin chum

 

 

 

prague-based studio deFORM — václav mlynář and jakub pollág — has designed the transmission collection for czech glass company kavalierthe series is made of prefabricated simax glass combined with a specialized welding technique, using kavalier’s most advanced technology. joined together with the use of heat, the glass parts fuse together, and the originally individual elements become one material and body.

studio deFORM welds glass for transmission collection for kavalier
table and lamp made from glass
photo by martin chum

 

 

‘transmission light sculpture’, the first in the series of objects previously featured by designboom here, has been designed to represent kavalier’s technical production possibilities, particularly glass welded connections. made from prefabricated glass flasks — originally used in chemical apparatus spheres —  that have been cut and welded to form a new composition, the luminaire appropriates the material into a multi-dimensional object. the layers of transparent material that comprise the lamp offer unpredictable and lumino kinetic effects from different angles and viewpoints.

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‘transmission light sculpture’
photo by martin chum

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
layers of glass are fused together by heat
photo by martin chum

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
variation pendant lamp
photo by martin chum

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
lamp and table from the ‘transmission’ collection
photo by martin chum

 

 

the concept behind ‘air table’ is the idea of a solid wood desk built on invisible, yet strong base. made of thick technical borosilicate glass pipes and high quality ash wood, the visually lightweight table is connected by chemical apparatus joinery which makes it highly rigid and stable.

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
detail of joinery of the ‘air table’
photo by martin chum

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
free-standing ‘transmission light sculpture’
photo by lucie mlynářová

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
the lamp is made from prefabricated glass flasks originally used in chemical apparatus spheres
photo by lucie mlynářová

studio deFORM transmission collection for kavalier
václav mlynář and jakub pollág of studio deFORM
photo by lucie mlynářová