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Available from Space Furniture, the Metal Glass lights recall an alchemist’s still.

Metal Glass lights from Space Furniture

Influenced by the centuries-old tradition of blown glass and the industrial appeal of metal, Metal Glass recalls an alchemist’s still or a lantern from a Gothic setting.

It is distinguished by a dense and almost opaque transparency, which is achieved by pouring soda powder into the still-incandescent vitreous paste. The ensuing chemical reaction creates myriad bubbles that are transformed into luminous particles when the lamp is turned on.

The internal pyrex cylinder not only spreads the light but is integral to the overall design. In the table version, the outer glass can be placed in two different positions.