Forma is a minimal collection of glassware designed by Copenhagen-based Laura Bilde for Holmegaard. Danish designer Laura Bilde explores the relationship between product, space and architecture. Her interest centers on the tension between functional and sculptural expressions, as well as the chance to create modern icons – and it is this experimental approach to glass artwork that is the focal point for this spring’s design collaboration with Holmegaard. As the name implies, Forma is a study in forms and materials: It combines geometrical archetypes – Cube, Ball and Cylinder – and the way in which they melt together in the glass, taking on a new expression that fuses art and functionality.
All in industrially designed glass that presses the material into geometric shapes and gives the design a sturdy look that experiments with thickness and weight. With its explicit functionalism, geometrical shapes and the fusion of aesthetics and technology, the Bauhaus movement introduced a paradigm shift in modern design that still inspires new generations. Forma is a graphical series in pressed glass that gives the series’ streamlined vase, bowls and drinking glasses a particular weight, tactile structure and high decoration value – both when the sculptural glass constructions are in use and when they are simply decorative.
Photography by Alexander Höllsberg