Bloom | embroidered glass tableware by Jun Murakoshi


Photos by Kota Sugawara

What does thread and blown glass have in common? Both materials embody warmth and tension – two conflicting properties – says Jun Murakoshi. For the Tokyo-based designer, this commonality gave birth to a brand new line of tableware that combines blown glass and threaded patterns. Personally, I never thought that the worlds of glass-making and embroidery would every collide. I was wrong.

The series of glass fruit bowls and flower vases come with grooved edges around the rim. Dreamcatcher-like web patterns are threaded through the grooves to create beautiful “narrow lines” and “unlimited patterns.” The transparency and exquisiteness that each material possess works surprisingly well together.




This post is part of our review of  Japanese design at the 2014 Milano Salone del Mobile. All posts are cataloged right here.


  1. These are incredible. So glad I found this blog! So great to get this dose of beauty and creativity to start the day!

  2. Ohhh…pretty..!! Great article as always. Jojo!

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