How Judith Seng Marries Flaws with Perfection
I want to introduce Judith Seng, a Berlin-based designer. Judith studied at Berlin’s University of Arts and is a risk taker. Objects in Seng’s diverse portfolio reflect a negotiation between flaws and perfection. Glassblowers transform undesirable air bubbles into decorative elements on drinking glasses. How fascinating!
Each bowl is a negative, 3-dimensional imprint of the individual finger. To
consciously give somebody one’s personal fingerprint is a matter of
trust and empathy. Transformed into a gift, it is mirroring a political issue
in an aesthetic gesture.
Starlette Christmas Ornament
Each of these hand-engraved glass balls is uniquely decorated. The concept
is based on the formation of uncontrollable bubbles, a frequent mistake arising
in the glass production process. Thus the decor never repeats itself. Each
time it is newly defined by the craftsman using our ‘program’
of established design parameters. According to the bubbles found in the balls,
the craftsman can choose between three programs: ‘One Star’, ‘Two
Stars’ and ‘Olives’
The design was developed during an ongoing research residency aiming at redefining
traditional glass decoration techniques at the glass research center CIAV
Meisenthal in France.
The chandelier was exhibited in the New National Gallery of Berlin shop in
2007 during the exhibition ‘Die schönsten Franzosen kommen aus
New York’, as well as at the Museum der Dinge in Berlin.
You can view more of Judith’s work on www.judithseng.de
Judith Seng via ID Magazine.