28 Copper

A flexible copper suspension option is available for all 28 pendants, providing a different compositional reading and a range of sculptural forms.

28 is formed by creating a conventional glass-blown sphere and allowing it to cool, then using a blowtorch to create a hot patch on the circumference. A different colour of super-hot glass is dropped into the heated exterior patch and air is pulled out of the piece – creating a vacuum inside the original sphere, to which only the very hot, recently introduced glass can respond in a controlled implosion. The result is a slightly distorted sphere with an interior landscape of satellite shapes, including an opaque milk glass diffuser that houses either a low-voltage xenon or LED lamp.

The copper will weather and tarnish, registering the passage of time in its patina.

28 Copper
Victoria & Albert Museum, London