The Other Half Vase is a collection of glass vases in combination with concrete. The glass bowls are obtained by cutting the wine container (damigiana) in order to make Sequence lamps. The Other Half Vase comes in different sizes, each the result of cutting different size of damigianas. They are covered with a layer of concrete. During our research, we have developed a composition of concrete and other substances which gives us the possibility to apply the material directly on the glass. Without using glue or any of its derivatives, it attaches to the glass once completely dry.
We aimed to demonstrate the variety of a concrete surface by leaving them rough and unpolished. The Other Half Vase is a combination 2 two different surfaces: Glass as a delicate, smooth and light surface in combination with rough, rustic and heaviness of concrete. By using this combination, we have created a visual contrast.
For this collection, we have designed a brass handle which is also attached and fixed only by the concrete layer. The handles have a playful form in order to break the dry feeling of the material.