Tombola - glass vase

generative glass vase
colored mouthblown glass
18cm diameter, various heights between 11 and 30 cm
By combining a generative idea and a traditional fabrication process, every piece made is exclusive.
Only when the 128 3d-printed blocks that create the mold are put back together, a generative
process happens: the order of the blocks is never the same, thus the vases are always a little
different in their outside structure - therefore unique.
Once blown, the mold opens like a puzzle. This vase is being produced with an infinite combinatory
production process
Tombola has been developped in collaboration with multiple craftsmen to allow experiments and
optimizations along the way.

Prototypes made with the kind support of CERFAV in Vannes-le-Châtel, FRANCE
photo credits:© photo Nicolette Humbert / CERFAV

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Mendel Heit
Mendel Heit Design Lab Berlin, Germany