“Night and Day” is a special limited edition created specifically for the Blenko Collectors Convention.
These are companion pieces, and the striking color and shape contrasts within the individual pieces complement each other when placed side by side. The design and concept are all about opposites in balance.
The designers chose two complementary color schemes for the vessels: in a daring new move for Blenko, “Night” is orange glass cased in dark blue with an orange lip wrap. The interior of the piece glows with the promise of the coming day—keep your eyes open for more favorite designs with this new color treatment. “Day” is an orange fade to crystal with a dark blue rim, reminding the observer that even the most sunny day slowly fades to dusk. The glass in “Night” appears opaque and almost black. “Day” moves from an intense, almost opaque orange on the neck to a translucent, orange tint on the body.
The forms are composed of a squared neck section and a spherical body with ribs that extend from the corners of the square neck down the sides of the round body, accentuating its expanding form. These handsome pieces are reminiscent of gourd vessels, pods, and seeds. Even though the pieces work well in tandem, they are strong enough to also stand alone. The dense, glossy “Night” and airy, bright “Day” do not need each other to make a statement!