Fragile is the collaborative project between two Italian glass lovers, Maya Lapp and Denis Perera, owners of the studio-cum-glass-laboratory Glass MaDe. The duo drew inspiration for Fragile from the stress-relieving material that also supports their daily activities in glass work: bubble wrap.
The project sees the craftsmen experimenting with a new process that, through trial and error, bore the design of their new concept.
In the final production process, the duo made a casting a mould from bubble wrap and then poured liquid glass over the bubble wrap mould. Then the designers draped glass – in its liquid stage – over a wrinkled wire mesh to give Fragile its distinctive wavelike shape.
The resulting form is a tactile paradox: an ornament made of the very material that bubble wrap is made to protect – glass.