Undulating surface: Parison pendant by Nat Cheshire for Resident

Introducing the Parison glass pendant, which is mouth blown from a mixture of black and clear glass. Designed by architect Nat Cheshire and made in New Zealand for Resident, the Parison’s production process combines traditional craft with digital innovation.  The glassblower dips the blowpipe into molten black glass and then blows the glass into a two-part, routed cherry wood mold that was digitally designed. Layers of glass are built up over four or five minutes before the mold is opened up to reveal the finished shade. The lamp has an undulating surface that is said to celebrate flaws and imperfections. The surface is also a gradient from opaque to transparent. Housed in the neck of the pendant is a LED lamp.

Resident is a design and manufacturing company from New Zealand. Established in 2011, Resident champions New Zealand based manufacturing and aims to find new materials and processes to produce its products.


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