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Round Square - Cabinet with side opening




Round Square – Cabinets with side opening

 glass bells to show your precious objects

  • materials: hand blown glass & Wengé, Ash or Walnut
  • variations: cabinet, light object, vessel, vase etc.
  • since 2014
  • made in the Netherlands
  • The Shanghai Museum of Glass has acquired the high standing cabinet of the series Round Square. 


When blowing soap bubbles in the air Iris & Ruben had the dream to capture these temporary beauties in a tendril frame. The fascinating effect of a floating bubble which adapt to its surrounding until it snaps, was the inspiration for a new series of objects in glass combined with wood by Studio Thier&vanDaalen.

They came up with the idea to blow a round bubble of glass in a square frame made from wood. To challenge two ancient handcrafts; free glassblowing and fine woodworking. Fascinated by the two different materials with their own unique properties and treatments; when combined, they have to deal with each other.

Wet wood is commonly used as a mould in free hand glassblowing. But never as a definitive part of the end object. Iris and Ruben saw this as a beautiful element to use in the end result. The glass will mark the wood forever during blowing, therefor the wooden mould and its object in glass match perfectly together. With this new method Studio Thier&VanDaalen created different objects, to show your precious objects.


We are happy to encourage and support this beautiful glassblowing handcraft in the Netherlands, as long as it is possible!

You can order the cabinet hanging or standing on this webshop. We will contact you with the question;

  • what your wishes are in terms of glass colour
  • what your wishes are in terms of type of wood
  • what your wishes are in terms of wood delivery time

We always take photos during the glass blowing, which you will receive later by email. When desired, we can also provide objects for in the cabinet.

We try to keep the opening on the side as large as possible, to finish it nicely with grinding and sanding. Every time it is a bit different, it is handcraft!



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