The Bell Table by ClassiCon: glockenspiel in the living-room

Bell Table by ClassiCon, Designer: Sebastian Herkner. (photo: ClassiCon)
Bell Table by ClassiCon, Designer: Sebastian Herkner. (photo: ClassiCon)

The “Bell Table” (manufacturer: ClassiCon) by Sebastian Herkner is about to turn our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it.

Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the curving silhouette of a bell.

With its appealing reflective surfaces and contrasting materials, the side table adds a distinctive touch to domestic interiors. Each table is handmade, meaning that small bubbles or bumps in the glass are not flaws but rather desirable characteristics marking each piece as unique.