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Watch These Italian Artisans Create Bubble-Wrap Inspired Glass

Watch These Italian Artisans Create Bubble-Wrap Inspired Glass

For Maya Lapp and Denis Perera, owners of the company Glass MaDe in the Italian town of Belluno, bubble wrap is just about the most everyday material they know. It is the utilitarian material they use to protect their products from damage - yet despite this, it still holds a certain amount of fascination, resulting in their latest project, "Fragile." This video by Studio Meddle shows the making of the project, as the glassmaking duo create a mold of the bubble wrap, cast the glass and finally drape the resulting product over a wrinkled wire mesh to create an almost eery facsimile of the original, subverting our usual expectations of the familiar bubble pattern. Check out Studio Meddle's Video above (make sure the captions are turned on), and see more images of the completed work after the break.

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Watch These Italian Artisans Create Bubble-Wrap Inspired Glass, Courtesy of Studio Meddle
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For those interested in purchasing one of 200 limited edition "Fragile" plates, they are available at Studio Meddle's Website.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Watch These Italian Artisans Create Bubble-Wrap Inspired Glass" 20 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/633098/watch-these-italian-artisans-create-bubble-wrap-inspired-glass/> ISSN 0719-8884
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