Object of desire: the Torchon Pendant

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The Torchon Pendant by Cheshire Architects.

The Torchon Pendant by Cheshire Architects.

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A vessel of handblown glass is topped with a ball of molten glass.

A vessel of handblown glass is topped with a ball of molten glass.

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Part of the latest collection by Resident, the Torchon Pendant by Cheshire Architects exploits the viscous potential of molten glass. A soft spherical vessel of handblown glass, still warm and malleable, is topped with a ball of molten glass. A bespoke tool is pushed through into the core, creating the appearance of a fissure within the transparent bubble. Priced from $930.

For an interview with Scott Bridgens, managing director of Resident, click here.


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