Sebastian Bergne creates Shadow vessels

Sebastian Bergne has created an illusory Shadow range of thermically insulated serving objects.

Sebastian Bergne, Shadow

At first glance the vessels, which have a geometric sculptural quality to them, appear unsteady on their bottoms.

Sebastian Bergne, Shadow

Each mirrored glass object has an almost molten quality and seems to be supported by its coloured metal shadow.

Bergne says, ‘The idea was to use a double glass wall, which looks silvered on the inside, like a 3D mirror. People used to use this technique with Mercury, but obviously we haven’t.’

He adds, ‘We’ve made it more contemporary by effectively attaching the pieces to their own shadow, which makes them look quite unstable.’

Sebastian Bergne, Shadow

A champagne bucket, serving bowl, wine cooler, and serving tray have all been created from glass and steel.

Sebastian Bergne, Shadow

The pieces, which are manufactured by Verreum and will be unveiled at this week’s Milan furniture fair, which runs until 14 April. 

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