This piece is inspired by the way glassblowers draw a lamp of molten glass into the tip of a metal pipe and create a form by expanding the glass with their breath, as it is blown down the metal. The glass masters expand the glass in a square metal form, and leave it in place rather than removing it. They then flip the form: the metal mold becomes the table’s legs, while the glass becomes its flat top surface. Each table is unique because each piece of handblown glass is unique.

The brand LASVIT, founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimic, sheds a new light on Bohemian glass and takes it into the next millennium.