(UK) – WonderGlass to open new headquarters in Fitzrovia design district.
Featuring a gallery showcasing classic and new collections, as well as samples showcasing the capabilities of itsWonderLab artisans, to celebrate WonderGlass invited design duo Raw-Edges to curate the first installation, featuring the iconic work Horah.
The collection, displayed in the space as a selection from the limited edition series, reflects on the theme of light in dialogue with one of the essential aspects of contemporary living: sociability. Inspired by Horah, the Israeli dance, London-based design duo Raw-Edges explores an ongoing theme of repetition with a lighting installation that is imbued with an essential quality in the dance: conviviality.
Each lamp features curving glass ‘leaves’ attached to a pivoting motor, the glass sections expertly composed using glass casting techniques. Light is concealed at the centre, creating a gradient of illumination.
Also featured in the space will be glass compositions and unique prototypes showcasing the skills of their WonderLab workshops in the Venetian region.
Designed by architect, Massimo De Conti, the space is inspired by the galleries of Lower Manhattan mixed with the buzz of London’s Fitzrovia, where the new showroom and gallery is located, as well as reflecting the essence of the WonderGlass DNA.
Founders Maurizio and Christian Mussati said: “Since launching in 2013, WonderGlass has been looking forward to creating a space where the company can showcase its collections and experiment with new possibilities. The gallery envelopes our DNA as artisans to provide tailormade solutions with the transparent material of handblown glass, cast glass and all its bespoke variations.”
The headquarters will open during this year’s London Design Festival.