X-Ray Vase

In their glassblowing factory in the suburbs of Novi Bor in the Czech Republic glassmaker Lasvit created these beautiful transparent glass domes cluster inside a larger glass dome with a thin vapor-deposited mirrored coating, designed by Nendo. When flowers are placed inside, the glass and flowers are reflected diffusely over and over, creating an optical effect in which flowers and domes are both hidden and visible. A design created by fine-tuning the two special characteristics of glass: transparency and reflection. (Photo by Yoneo Kawabe)