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2014

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2016

2021

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Tray, from Pastel collection

This is a tray. It was designed by Scholten & Baijings, Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Scholten & Baijings as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is hand-blown, colored glass with gradient and silvering inside.

Scholten & Baijings explore the balance of color, form, and details of everyday objects. This piece from the Pastel collection was produced by Verreum, a glassworks manufacturer in Prague, Czech Republic. The collection employs an interior and exterior metallic silver coating to hide and reveal rich color gradients. This method transforms the glass into a mysterious, ever-changing surface that interacts with its surroundings.

It is credited Courtesy of Scholten & Baijings.

Our curators have highlighted 13 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Ovio Glass
  • crystal glass, silicone.
  • Gift of Bruno Danese snc.
  • 1986-36-7
  • Tray (Germany)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Victor Wiener.
  • 1997-170-16
  • Glass
  • glass.
  • Gift of Paul F. Walter.
  • 1991-30-11

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 4.1 × 25.9 cm (1 5/8 × 10 3/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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