Glas Italia Furniture: a passion for glass and for detailing
Glas Italia was founded in Macherio, Brianza, at the beginning of the 1970s. The renowned company manufactures furniture, tables, walls, partitions, doors and accessories all made in glass and crystal. This extensive glass and crystal production is the result of the in-depth technical knowledge and experience inherited from the over-one-hundred-year-old family-run glassmaking business.
The key to Glas Italia’s success is the extraordinary passion they employ in the manufacturing of crystal and glass. This passion is the driving of the company and it is paired with an extreme attention to detail that can be found in every Glas Italia product. Glas Italia’s research and design of glass and crystal always employs the most advanced technologies, which allow the company to overcome the challenges of such a complex material. Thanks to these cutting-edge processes, Glas Italia is capable of creating products that transmit an inherent sense of purity and lightness.
The Glas Italia collection includes precious collaborations with important international designers such as Philippe Starck, Ronan Erwan Bouroullec o Tokujin Yoshioka, who have offered their genius for the creation of original and refined Glas Italia products. These designs are perfect for domestic spaces, offices and even turnkey projects. The alternation between matte glass and clear glass has become a defining feature of the Glas Italia catalogue, which includes the Shimmer collection of shelves, designed by Patricia Urquiola, and the Magic Box, by Piero Lissoni. Other collaborators worth mentioning are Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass, Jasper Morrison and Nendo.
These and other elements have allowed Glas Italia to become a leading business in the production of designer crystal and glass furniture.
Glas Italia tables: high-end and sophisticated designs for every environment
The Glas Italia table collection is one of the company’s most precious and unique collections. The tables come in an incredible variety of shapes and materials and are capable of uniting the sophistication of a classic style with the creativity of modern design, by always following the most recent trends. The Glas Italia table collection is perfect for all types of environments.
A gem from the Glas Italia furniture collection is the Oscar table, designed by Piero Lissoni. The light feel of the table contrasts with the solidity of the crystal, forming altogether a minimalist and linear design.
One of the most iconic products from the Glas Italia catalogue is the Crossing table, designed by Patricia Urquiola. The table features some characteristic elements of the designer’s style: it consists of a transparent crystal top that, thanks to a special three-dimensional decoration, forms a pattern of twists and polychromatic overlaps that change depending on the angle from which it’s looked at.
This special effect is also present in the Liquefy series of tables, another design by Patricia Urquiola. Available in three different dimensions, these oval tables, made in ultra-light tempered glass, feature an irregular liquid sfumato design that recalls the look of marble.
Glas Italia Mirrors: a wide range of geometric shapes and colours
The Glas Italia Mirror collection is another important part of the company’s catalogue and includes a wide range of mirrors of different shapes and colours. The large selection of designer products provides a variety of solutions that will accentuate the design of your home and give a touch of elegance to every room.
A perfect example is the Etrusco mirror unit. Etrusco is composed of a crystal mirror mounted on an Alpi wood veneer frame. Below the mirror unit is a shelf and a wooden base painted with aniline. The shelf and the base are separated by two gold plated cylindrical elements.
Last but not least, a special mention must be given to the Diva mirror unit. This Glas Italia mirror made in smoked glass has an incredibly unique design: while the top part and bottom part appear completely transparent, the central mirrored section features a small gap through which the light of a lamp positioned behind the mirror seeps through. The lamp can be switched on and off by pulling a red rope placed on the front of the mirror.