One-of-a-Kind Works by Nendo at Spazio Pontaccio
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Milan-based showroom Spazio Pontaccio is paying homage to Japanese design firm Nendo’s glass works in an exhibition of one-of-a-kind pieces. The selection of work, produced by Glas Italia, comes from the show Nendo Works 2014-2015 that was held during the last Milan Design Week. Alberto Pellini from Spazio Pontaccio and Lorenzo Arosio from Glas Italia were fans of Nendo’s show and chose to display the work again for all to see through September 27th, 2015. If you miss the show, here’s a look to see some of the unique pieces that show the creativity and craftsmanship that can be achieved with crystal glass.


PAIR is a collection of furniture with the illusion of two pieces combining to become one and is made from frosted smoke glass gradually overlapping another piece.




SLIDE is a collection of shelves and tables made of glass where it looks like one sheet of black glass has slid from its original position.


LAYERS is a cabinet with flaps of glass hanging in the front, middle, and back that can slide changing the hues based on overlapping colors.


FRAGMENT is a screen constructed of two layers of transparent glass. On the first, there’s a pattern of small rectangular mirrors that were vapor deposited and on the second sheet, the pattern was rotated 90 degrees.


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.