In the words of the genious Philippe Starck “When human know-how and technology become a miracle, glass becomes a graceful poetry”. That’s how the french designer describes his latest product, Lady Hio.

Phillipe Starck worked with Paris-based Sergio Schito, to create a table with glass in customisable colours. The tapered table-top sits on delicate-looking legs, which are made out of a lightweight type of glass typically used for laboratory glassware.

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Lady hio was designed for Glas Italia and is a collection of tables with a bevelled top in ultra-light transparent crystal and removable legs in borosilicate glass, blown and shaped. These touch the floor with brushed and anodised aluminium details.

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The tables’ height is around 73 cm and they were shown first at Salone del Mobile. The hand crafted furniture comes in three transparent colors: yellow, warm grey and orange.

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The series consists of a circular and rectangular table, both of which contain specially finished feet in brushed and anodized aluminum.

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The transparent nature of the product highlights the conjoining components of the legs making them the feature element within the design.

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The use of coloured glass combined with these specific details creates a modern, elegant dinning table.

Glas has been working with a select group of designers for some years now, producing a surprising variety of fascinating objects that exploit the material’s creative potential. This time around Philippe Starck makes a contribution with Lady Hio. And that was guaranteed success!

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