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Water Lens by Saskia van der Steen

Water Lens

Photo by Vincent van Gurp

Saskia van der Steen has performed extensive experiments with water in order to fathom its properties. Observing the refraction of light in the water, the mirroring effect, the surface tension and the shape it takes on when it is set in motion, she has succeeded in capturing these qualities in Water Lens, a water-filled glass seating object. Five glass blowers in the Czech Republic have created an enormous glass drop shape that will demonstrate the beauty of water in the living room. Water Lens will mirror, enlarge, distort, and flow: a mysterious object that engages with its environment.

Saskia van der Steen