The Circle Glass is created to serve water. The individual off-round silhouettes of the Circles are inspired by the idea to craft the most authentic vessel for this precious material. Each glass is about the fluidity, nature, power, importance and softness of water. The individually circled glass is crafted to allow a feeling of almost holding pure water in your hand and experiencing its liquid preciousness.
The fine collection of mouth blown table glasses is composed of individual pieces, all hand crafted by traditional artisan glass makers. A flexible copper mold allows the fluid glass to form its distinct shape of ever changing free-flowing circles. The delicate linear engravings of the Circle glasses result from the unique production process of each object in fine, pleated copper sheets. Every piece is individually crafted by hand and one of a kind.
In my process of designing the Circle Glasses a story came back to my mind, that my Japanese master once shared with me, that stayed with me ever since. He was introducing me to the tale of building a Japanese fence and the eastern philosophy of “creating from within“.
"When western people would be asked to build a fence for a group of sheep, they tend to draw the perfect shape and put their sheep inside. In eastern culture, we would first put the sheep on the ground and afterwards draw the fence around, fitting the inside & content."
The circle glasses are deeply inspired by the idea to create from within. They are my homage to water: Fluid and strong, clear and delicate, natural and precious.