A game of chance
A pool of tickets is mixed together, after which an arbitrary set of tickets is pulled out at random. The Tombola vase came to life in much the same way. Building blocks based on eight abstract shapes were combined in a random order to produce the glass vase’s unique surface structure.
”A strong source of inspiration were modular building blocks such as LEGO bricks, but also literature of the French OULIPO group, where mathematics meet words to generate art. My greatest inspiration came from observing craftsmen such as glassblowers and ceramicists who channel the unique nature of handicrafts into serial production”.
- Designer Mendel HEIT
The reliefs in the colored glass play with light
and shadow, giving Tombola an artistic character. Tombola is available in two different sizes in heights 17 to 31 cm, in rose and grey.
Over the past 10 years, designer Mendel Heit has been exploring a broad variety of design fields; from interior architecture to industrial design. He has worked on commercial projects while engaging in research and teaching. He studied in France (ENSAD Nancy) and Germany (HBK Braunschweig) and started his career in Berlin. In 2010, he established his studio, where he works with glass, porcelain, concrete and ceramics, as well as 3d printed materials.
The inspiration comes from a mix of new technologies, traditional crafts, contemporary society and local heritage. He is especially fascinated by the integration of new fabrication technologies within existing crafts. To Mendel Heit, design is an endless creation space. As technologies advance and culture shifts, he continues to find new challenges and opportunities to explore.
"Play and understand, explore and magnify, reduce and enhance’ would probably be one of the main routines in my creative approach. And there is always a secret path, this hidden way between the trees that leads to the best viewpoint from the cliff onto the ocean sunset!”