RIPPLE by Poetic Lab

15 aprile 2014 in Random

The Ripple Project by London studio Poetic Lab for Austrian crystal brand J. & L. Lobmeyr studies the beauty of glass.

When a beam of light is projected through the gently rotating mouth-blown glass dome, shadow and light form a breathtaking, ever-changing pattern, where the aesthetic goes beyond the material itself.

The process of making this project includes both tradition glass craft skills and modern production engineering of the moving parts. The designers realised that the beauty of glass lies in the uneven surface resulted from the traditional mouth-blowing process. While the craft skill freezes the beauty of glass in time, the elegant and precise rotation brings the flow of material back to life, as if the dome exists with an uncertainty.

Year 2013
Client J. & L. Lobmeyr
Dimension H 520mm D 400mm + H 300mm D 200mm, H 450mm D 350mm + H 220mm D 150mm
Material Brass, Glass, Stainless Steel, Motor, G4 Halogen, Light Bulb


Poetic Lab is a London-based joint studio founded by designer Hanhsi Chen and Shikai Tseng after they met and graduated from Royal College of Art in London. The duo shares a central design philosophy of the studio – poetry of objects and materials, while they acquired very diversed experiences before they decided to work together, which enables them to shape an object from multiple perspectives. The duo teamed up for an joint exhibition in SaloneSatellite 2013 called Beyond Object, where they showcasing a collection of objects composed by light and shadows. The results were better than expected, they claimed winner of the design report award, and third prize of Salone Satellite Award, both with the project Glass Ripple. The success soon led to an dedicated decision of a permanent joint studio – Poetic Lab.