Coloured or transparent, tempered or not, glass has always been used and was important in interior design. Combined with steel, wood or other materials, it generates optical effects that always work in a space, playing with dimensions. We picked our favourite pieces made of glass that we represent at Oikos.
Teatro by Magis (photo above) is a table or desk originally designed by Marc Berthier for Magis in 1979 and evokes the sketch tables used by architects. Its top is made of tempered glass and suppoted on solid beech trestles that are adjustable to alter the height of the table!
Glo-Ball T table lamp was designed by Jasper Morrison for FLOS. Made of white glass and steel, Glo Ball is one of the most popular products of the Italian company!
An ancient technique of interlocking folded paper to make three dimensional structures was applied at the Zipzi table by Established & Sons. On a base with knitted individual paper components is placed its glass table top. Zipzi is definitely a statement piece!
A lead hand cut crystal drink decanter which designer Broom personally sourced from antique markets and vintage shops resulted to the beautiful Lee Broom lamps that come in many versions and have been a big hit since they arrived.
Painting designs on glass has been a technique used since the ancient times. When applied to modern design pieces, it is usually seen in pieces that are not signed by renowned design companies. However, Diesel in collaboration with Moroso launched a series of products with distinctive design, taking inspiration from a “informal” lifestyle concept. The patterned glass top on the table above is just fabulous!