24K Blown Glass

October 6, 2011
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Hand-blown glass infused with 24-karat gold

Suzan Etkin Enterprises combines refined metals with glass to create exotic material hybrids. Gold is fused to the glass in its molten state, allowed to cool, and then re covered with another layer of glass so that the gold is embedded in the material—creating objects with an internal glow.

24K Blown Glass vessels can be internally coated with clear, flexible, and adhesive antishatter resin, and glass elements can become structural when reinforced with steel embedded in clear resin. Each project is engineered and tested for safety.

Suzan Etkin Enterprises specializes in unique collaborative ventures with architects and interior designers. The design process requires exploration, engineering, and testing to coax the inherently organic material into precise and safely designed structures while maintaining the inherent character of blown glass.

Contact: Suzan Etkin Enterprises, New York, NY, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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