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Cocoa Glass Pod Pendant light

continues to commission the Michael Ruh Studio on its latest major redesign and launch of its confectionery department within its Piccadilly flagship store.   Working directly on design development with CADA design and Nocturne Workshop Michael Ruh studio developed a series of hand-blown glass lampshades for a bespoke lighting scheme that showcases over 500 different varieties of chocolate.

Handblown Glass Counter lampshades by Michael Ruh Studio

Key to the project concept was the attention to detail and the handcrafted which embodies the hand made English heritage of Fortnum’s Chocolate. The results are bespoke Handblown lampshades, cocoa pod pendants and brass counter lamps that reflect the handmade, artisanal chocolate range on offer.

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Fused glass made from glass waste
Glass shelves created from glass waste for Silver Medal Winning Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The studio has designed and created translucent recycled glass shelves that flank the doorway of the garden. The textural layered nature of the glass creates a beautiful play of illumination within the space.
Monocole Film on Glassblowing with Michael Ruh
Monocole Film on Glassblowing with Michael Ruh

This wonderful four minute film captures the making process of our handmade glass light shades made from recycled glass and blown into a mould made of paper.
Pentagram for Imperial College
Pentagram for Imperial College

We are delighted to share our part and that of others in the making of ‘The Circle of Benefactors’  installation at Imperial College. We were commissioned by for Pentagram Design for Imperial college  to create the glass discs for the modular installation which was inspired by the cellular structures of a living organism.