Czechoslovakia

Balloons.

I don’t speak Czechoslovakian ( Československo, Česko-Slovensko as it is also known.) but thankfully BROKIS has an english version of their website. I’m glad because this morning while trolling for lighting for the new place I came across their “Balloon Lamps”. Like their name suggests Balloon is a glass balloon that suspends a reflective saucer which acts as the light refractor.

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The lamps come in three sizes ranging from large to small, the largest measuring 33.5 inches tall and the smallest just over 15.  The refractive saucers come in 6 colors and the glass comes in clear or smoked. I have to say I’m really liking smoked with an orange saucer.

Balloons is a collection of unique simple timeless lights that are originally based on an idea of transparent invisible balloon with a floating reflector. This series is compounded from one table model and two floor models creating an ambient artistic object. The biggest piece of the collection is pushed to the limits in a sense of possible dimensions of hand made blown glass. The look and the idea of the clear translucent pieces fully provide a magical and fascinating clarity of glass.

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