30.0: A Fused Glass Sculpture by Omer Arbel
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Artist and designer Omer Arbel explores fused glass in these painstakingly assembled, flat, rectangular sculptures named 30.0. A frame holds copious amounts of glass rods vertically, which are then exposed to rising high temperatures for extended periods of time. Through this environment, the circular glass rods fuse into these multifaceted, crystalline configurations. The results are these mesmerizing candy-like panels with varying hues and opacities.


Watch the assembly process:

A closeup of the assembly process:

Time lapse video in the kiln:





Photography and video by Gwenael Lewis.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.