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Art Glass: Avant Garde Art Glass

Kara Cox -- Home Accents Today, August 1, 2006

With art glass maintaining its contemporary appeal, these colorful pieces add a touch of eye candy to the mod mix. Abstract designs grab your attention in electric hues of red, blue and green or with graphic touches of black and white. Art glass is an easy way to update the home with a touch of modern appreciation.

 Global Views  Global Views' tall oval bowl in a fiery orange hue has a playful iridescent touch. eLink 515
 The Avalon glass vases by Zodax lend graphic styling with contrasting opal and black spots ($42 to $57). eLink 504 The Avalon glass vases by Zodax lend graphic styling with contrasting opal and black spots ($42 to $57). eLink 504 
The Desert Sky vase from Glass Nuvo is a contemporary interpretation of nature handmade by European artists creating a one-of-a-kind, signed piece ($318). eLink 521   The Desert Sky vase from Glass Nuvo is a contemporary interpretation of nature handmade by European artists creating a one-of-a-kind, signed piece ($318). eLink 521
 The Frosted vases from Roberta Schilling's Moderna Collection blend tradition with contemporary art by being blown individually by glassmaker Mario Seguso who descends from one of Venice's legendary glass-making families. eLink 504  The Frosted vases from Roberta Schilling
 The Saint Andrea vase from Mila Brown  The Saint Andrea vase from Mila Brown's European Signature Art Glass Collection by Romanian artist Mihai Topescu has a textured surface that adds further interest to the blue and green glass ($355). eLink 523
 The Tsiari Glass Collection from Imax is available in three distinct shapes in a rich palette of cocoa and blue for a modern color slant ($30 to $40). eLink 519 The Tsiari Glass Collection from Imax is available in three distinct shapes in a rich palette of cocoa and blue for a modern color slant ($30 to $40). eLink 519 
Infinity Instruments   Infinity Instruments' fishbowl-shaped art glass creates a whimsical look in deep purple contrasting with electric orange stripes. eLink 525
 East of Eden's hand-blown glass vases and figurine showcase offbeat shapes in purple jewel tones ($43 to $53). eLink 524  East of Eden
A rainbow of bright swirls creates a mystical design on the vase from Harris Marcus Home ($79). eLink 520   A rainbow of bright swirls creates a mystical design on the vase from Harris Marcus Home ($79). eLink 520
 The tall vases from Blenko Glass require six craftsmen to make each piece in mostly wooden molds, the historic way of making blown glass ($15 to $125). eLink 522 The tall vases from Blenko Glass require six craftsmen to make each piece in mostly wooden molds, the historic way of making blown glass ($15 to $125). eLink 522 
The Aqua vessel from DeSantis Designs is made of fused glass with a delicately shaped lip and colorful accents of orange, yellow and black ($150). eLink 516   The Aqua vessel from DeSantis Designs is made of fused glass with a delicately shaped lip and colorful accents of orange, yellow and black ($150). eLink 516
 The one-of-a-kind Incalmo Neck vase from Hoglund Art Glass was created by using handmade colored glass canes fused into the molten glass for a candy stripe effect in punchy pink and orange ($1,875). eLink 517  The one-of-a-kind Incalmo Neck vase from Hoglund Art Glass was created by using handmade colored glass canes fused into the molten glass for a candy stripe effect in punchy pink and orange ($1,875). eLink 517

All prices are suggested retail.

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