Henry Holland Studio Looks to Japanese Pottery for First Glassware Collection

Henry Holland Studio Looks to Japanese Pottery for First Glassware Collection

Henry Holland‘s eponymous design studio has released a collection of glasses, which each feature bright colors and swirling patterns inspired by a specific pottery technique.

The glassware collection marks Holland and his studio’s first foray into the material, as he continues to build his reputation outside of fashion with various homeware projects. Made up of six pieces, the range has been developed in collaboration with artisanal glassblowers in the UK. Its designs take inspiration from Holland’s fascination with Japanese pottery – something that has also influenced his own work with clay.

Specifically, the swirling patterns and colors seen across the six different colorways take their aesthetic cues from the style of pottery known as Nerikomi. This particular technique gained massive popularity in Japan in the 1970s but has origins that date back for centuries. In Nerikomi, designs are created by thin layers of clay being layered upon one another, with the block then sliced to create patterns across its surface.

Of his new collection, Holland says:

“When we began thinking about how we would approach glassware, it was important to us to work with UK-based artisans that reflect the way we work in the studio.

I wanted to approach these designs in a way that reflected our core ceramic collections – vibrant, playful and colorful. These are designed to layer in with our ceramic collections but also as stand-alone pieces for the table that are beautiful pieces of craft in their own right.”

The new glassware collection from Henry Holland Studio will be available to purchase now, with prices starting from £125 (approximately $151 USD) for one glass, to £500 ($606 USD) for a set of four. In other design news, Studio Other Spaces, the Berlin-based office founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann, has created a multicolored conical canopy for the Donum Estate in Sonoma, California.
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