Utopia & Utility was founded in 2012 by siblings Pia and Moritz Wustenberg and their goal was to “combine the functional and the fantastical.” The pair creates handmade collections of gorgeous vessels that mix glass with wood, metals, and pottery. The components stack together to form tabletop sculptures that are simply breathtaking. We featured these Stacking Vessels a few years ago when Pia first developed them, but they seem to have expanded their line since then.
The Stacking Vessels are made up of three individual containers that stack to form the sculptural shape. Three separate crafts are used during the process to complete each piece.
Stacking Vessels Small are made up of two separate containers that combine blown glass and turned, natural edge wood.
Stacking Vessels Copper and Stacking Vessels Brass are made up of blown studio glass and spun copper or brass as the base.
Transformed Stacking Vessels appear symmetrical from the front but when turned they become asymmetrical.
The Large Stacking Vessels are made as limited editions with 65cm high glass, copper/brass, and wood.
Adding Raku ceramics to the mix, the Raku Stacking Vessels have an uneven and crackled finish making each one unique.