AlphablastFor my contribution to this year's "Foodmarketo", a project by ApartamentoMagazine & Designmarketo, which this year revolves all around fruit and veg, I took oranges as my starting point and decided to marry the most mundane with fine Lobmeyr mouthblown glass. The orange net, hardly regarded as a thing of interest, does indeed have an interesting texture. And when used as a template for sandblasting it leaves a wonderfully graphic, even three-dimensional-looking "footprint", one recognizes immediately. The fact that the ornament only appears partially like a shimmer and is never completely symmetrical, gives the object an instant liveliness and freshness underpinning its citrus inspiration.
Leadfree crystal (drinking set "Alpha" by Lobmeyr, designed in 1952 by Hans Harald Rath), sandblasted, 2010