Designer: Bilge Nur Saltik
OP-Vase, Large (Green)
Hand-blown and carved glass, ceramic
14" x 6"
OP-Vase is a hand-crafted glass vase that creates an kaleidoscopic effect from its complex pattern of cuts. When viewed from different angles, a single flower placed within it multiplies into an entire bouquet as the viewer changes their orientation to the vase. Each glass shield is blown, formed, and cut with exacting precision to create these desired optics.
Turkish-born Nur's practice, Studio Bilge Nur Saltik, was established in 2013 shortly after receiving her master's degree in Product Design from the Royal College of Art in London. Her intent is to incorporate culture with contemporary design. Pairing the old with the new, she works with traditional craftsmen–tapping into their age-old techniques and knowledge–and introduces them to new materials and fabrication processes. This intersection produces unexpected results and never-seen-before products.