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Nouvel Limited presents Precarious Magma

Mexican designers Emiliano Godoy and Héctor Esrawe with LA-based designer Brian Thoreen present Precarious, pieces that remain upright on the floor due to tension that defies gravity, while Mexico City–based EWE Studio’s lit glass shapes, titled Magma, grab on to the surface of the walls. The two design collectives collaborated with the creative glass lab Nouvel Limited and worked hand in hand with their artisans to generate the pieces for this Curio installation.

In these works, the color palette is harmonious, while there is a tension between the materials. The use of raw brass, amber colored glass, and lava stone molds gives the mix of materials and textures a dynamic interaction.

These special editions, created for Design Miami/ Basel, bring glass to an unusual scale; some are purely artistic, while others feature a functionality that augments the tension and drama of the designs.