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Furniture: Patricia Urquiola coats furniture with an iridescent sheen

By employing an iridescent multi-chromatic finish, Patricia Urqiola adds an ethereal element to her ‘Shimmer’ series, which was presented at the Salone del Mobile 2015.

Furniture: Patricia Urquiola coats furniture with an iridescent sheen

The tables, consoles and shelves designed for Glas Italia transform themselves when exposed to various light sources or when viewed from a variety of angles.

Furniture: Patricia Urquiola coats furniture with an iridescent sheen

Refracted hues and tones give the impression of transparency and density, changing based on the viewing position.

Furniture: Patricia Urquiola coats furniture with an iridescent sheen

Each unit is constructed from laminated glass glued together at intersecting planes, which cause their profiles and compositions to change drastically when seen from different perspectives.

Furniture: Patricia Urquiola coats furniture with an iridescent sheen

The shelf, for example, appears to intersect, yet is actually formed by individually glued parts. The ‘Shimmer’ series features rounded corners — both with curved bases for tables and semi-circular shapes for shelf edges.

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