Fastemp Final Products
Using alternative methods of cutting and tempering, Adam Pozdro, Halle Van De Hey, and Austin De Veer used Fastemp’s facilities and knowledge to create soft and organic products from the hard material.
This pillow utilizes material from King Bag to hold 10 sheets of glass and invites the user to put in effort to break the piece to create comfort. This oxymoronic statement emphasizes the effort taken to work with glass into something comfortable.
The kitchenware breaks the flat nature of the glass and use the tempering oven to slump the glass. By utilizing kiln furniture and other ceramics, the glass is annealed to make intriguing shapes that are unique to each firing.
To capture the true and pure essence of the glass the viewer is enticed to inspect themselves through the reflections and obscurities produced before them. With one semi-transparent mirrored pane and one altered pane stacked, three distinct and independent effects may be made, presenting a new point of view.
Utilizing the semi-transparency of certain glass, the light can be dimmed or brightened by moving different sheets in front of the light source. When the glass is stacked, the color is multiplied and the light dims to create more of a purposeful mood.