Handcrafted in Brooklyn by designers Edison Zapata and Romina Gonzales, OffCentre's stunning selection of translucent vases effortlessly invites nature indoors. These exquisite vials are especially functional for small spaces as vertical adornments to walls, designed uniquely to showcase the roots and all. Their full line of ethereal glassware includes hand blown pendant lamps and sculptures which exemplify glass in its finest natural form. Click through the gallery to see our favorite OffCentre pieces exhibited at New York Design Week.
In glassblowing vocabulary, the term “off-center” denotes a shape displaced from its axis and is actually considered a fault. However, OffCentre employs these natural “faults” as a rather divine inspiration. Zapata and Gonzales celebrate the natural occurrences of the hand blowing process which lead them to create completely organic pieces of work.
Zapata and Gonzales made a conscious decision to create “bubbles” in their wall vases in order to properly house a plant’s roots. Plants are able to grow within the vases for years. Depending on the shape of the vase, the designers will help you choose the perfect green, whether it be a vine-like pothos or a simple tulip.
OffCentre’s gorgeous selection includes a handcrafted line of bold, irregular pendant lamps that are reminiscent to shattered glass floating in mid-air. Their unique, deconstructive texture shines light in a myriad of directions.
OffCentre will be exhibiting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) as part of New York Design Week until May 19th, 2015.