The exquisite Stacking Vessel is part of Utopia & Utility’s collection. The vessel combines three distinct European craft processes in one: delicately blown glass; carefully crafted wood and expertly molded copper. The glass comes from Bohemia in the Czech Republic, a region with a rich and long history of a mold-blown glass of the utmost quality.
The wood is sourced from a retired Finnish farmer with a passion for nature, who feels the forest around his house every January and dries the logs for two years before shaping them by hand. He incorporates the bark of the wood into his work, giving it a natural feel.
The copper is worked from solid sheets in a family-run workshop in Leytonstone, London, being molded over a form by hand then expertly finished for a clean and matt surface.
H:20 x D:18 cm
Blue, Copper and Brown
Glass, Copper/Brass and Wood
Utopia & Utility
This elegant Stacking Vessel comes from Utopia & Utility. Combining three unique European craft traditions, this piece features blown glass, turned wood, and molded copper. Founded in 2012 by siblings Pia and Moritz Wüstenberg, the brand challenges conventions by combining traditionally crafted material in innovative ways. They believe that everything they make, and everything you enjoy, should be made well. From the first blueprints to the finished object, Utopia & Utility’s aim is to enrich life through beauty.
To create their unique pieces, like this stacking vessel, Utopia & Utility work closely with highly skilled European artisans, each with their own specialty. This not only brings innovative pieces to people around the world but also maintains the ancient practices that created them. Moreover, it creates an interactive, collaborative network of otherwise unconnected artisans. From glassblowers to carpenters, ceramicists to metal spinners or, most recently, cork experts – Utopia & Utility always find the best. Most of their glass comes from Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, a retired Finnish farmer with a passion for woodwork turns the wooden bowls. Every material has its own unique story, contributing to the whole. Likewise, every Utopia & Utility piece is uniquely shaped by the hands of its maker.
The pieces travel from one workshop to another, making a creative pilgrimage on the way to Utopia & Utility’s base. This is to ensure that each piece fits perfectly with the others.
To maintain the wood’s beautiful surface, dust and oil it from time to time. Frequent handling can leave fingerprints on the copper. In such a case, a copper/brass polish such as Brasso is best. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Delivery time ranges from 2-7 business days.
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This item is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt if unused and in its original condition.
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We will review your request and issue you a return authorization upon approval.