Ottoman, Bina Baitel Collection 2022
The Ottoman Sublime highlights the double reading offered by its name. The word sublime, from the Latin: sublimis, "which rises" or "which stands in the air", refers here both to the impression of levitation of the cushion enhanced by the transparency of the glass, and to the idea of the sublime in the sense of what transcends reality to become an object of wonder.
The soft cushion seems to be suspended in a fluted glass case, which produces games of reflections and refracts the light in the space.
Glass, which is never used for such objects, is curved and assembled by invisible UV bonding. This exceptional piece seems to defy the laws of gravity thanks to an extraordinary technical feat developed in the Glass Variations workshops.
Photos: G. Bernede & L. Lehman
Reference image: Jack Gwynne