Now showing: this trend sees glass appear on imaginative new forms, among them sheer storage chests and transparent tinted screens.
INTERIOR DESIGNER Kirsten Stanisich of Richards Stanisich (pictured with Belle interior design editor Lucy Mccabe) says the transparency of glass brings a unique dimension to objects. “Glass design objects are appealing for interiors for so many reasons. They allow for the transfer of light or reflection and the visual connection to the space, textures or shape of objects beyond.” Her tips for deploying glass in a living room? “Place a clear glass coffee table on a hand-knotted rug so its textural quality and pattern is not lost under solid furniture; similarly with a glass dining table and chairs. Glass lighting can also be really interesting, as its clear form during the day can transfer to a more solid element once it is lit at night, and a different mood and experience.”