Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

New Blenko Design Series

We received these photos and text from Travis Mounts the web master for blenko glass company facebook: 

Blenko is pleased to announce the initial offering in an entirely new design series. Created by Blenko’s newest designer Aaron Harvey, the line will include an entire set of chess piece inspired decanters. The initial piece is a pawn, with the traditional shape of large spherical top and a colonnade–like form. Each piece made in the chess set will be offered in crystal with cobalt accents and cobalt with crystal accent. The pawn measures roughly 10.5 inches in height. It bears all the hallmarks of handmade glass including a rough pontil on the base and will bear the sand carved name of Blenko and the year. The stopper for the pawn is an oversized, contrasting color hollow ball that sits atop the piece
The line, titled Checkmate, will include the suite of pieces in a full chess set. Pawn, knight, bishop, rook, king and queen are in planning and are to be produced over the next year to year and a half. A grouping of three differing Checkmate decanters make a strong visual statement. For the intense chess aficionado an entire oversized chess set could be assembled in both crystal and cobalt and a game played.
Designer Harvey is a graduate of Concord University in Athens, WV. The Checkmate line is his first expansive line for Blenko. The pawn is currently in production and available for immediate shipment. It retails for $78 and is available at shop.blenko.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

anyone there play chess?
Weird looking.