Melt is a collaboration with Japanese design studio nendo inspired to the flexibility of molten glass and the force of gravity. The creation of Melt was a unique and complex production. Oki Sato from nendo was inspired by the flexibility of molten glass and the force of gravity after watching the craftsmen working in WonderGlass’ workshops. From then on, he intended to let the material guide the design process. As a result, a method of laying hot glass sheets over steel shapes and suspending them between steel bars was developed, allowing the material’s natural drape to reveal its form.
Melt Collection includes Melt Side Table Low, Melt Vase A, Melt Vase B, Melt Vase C, Melt Vase D and Melt Chandelier.
SIDE TABLE LOW | W 500 x D 350 x H 370 mm
VASE A | W 420 x D 190 x H 150 mm
VASE B | W 440 x D 320 x H 350 mm
VASE C | W 350 x D 240 x H 550 mm
VASE D | W 550 x D 285 x H 420 mm
CHANDELIER | W 2437 x D 2437 x H 2016 mm
Nendo is a design firm founded in 2002 in Tokyo, with architect Oki Sato as its principal. The firm realizes its goal of bringing small “!” moments to people through its multidisciplinary practice whose media include architecture, interiors, furniture, industrial products, and graphic design. Nendo opened its Milan office in 2005 and its Singapore office in 2012. Nendo has since received numerous awards and recognition; Newsweek named Oki one of the world’s ‘100 Most Respected Japanese People’. Most recently, Oki earned the title of ‘Designer of the Year’ by both Wallpaper* and Elle Decoration magazines.