The ‘Castes’ capsule collection was created in collaboration with ‘FRESH.GLASS’ x ‘LAVDANSKYWORKSHOP’ local craft studios. This collection is a reflection in sculptural forms about the phenomenon of mystical light, subtle and quiet beauty, about the fusion of traditions and visual language of contemporary art. The sculptural composition of two tables is completed by a thin elongated mirror immersing an observer in mystical contemplation. The strictness and purity in shapes balancing at the intersection of functional design and abstract art combine the archaic and the modern in a timeless dialogue.

At the moment, the ‘Castes’ collection includes three items (two tables and mirror) and still under development. The capsule will be further replenished with new items. Design and philosophy by Dasha Bolkhovitina, Sergei Martynov (FRESH.GLASS) x Semyon Lavdansky (LAVDANSKYWORKSHOP)

FRESH.GLASS is a collective exploring the nature of glass in its tactile, emotional and visual contexts. We create and develop the perception of casted glass as a material, an architectural piece, a sculpture and an object while re!ecting experiences on the interaction with glass. Fresh.Glass was founded by Sergei Martinov (b. 1989) in 2016 in Moscow as an experimental laboratory aiming to "nd and explore various glass techniques.

LAVDANSKYWORKSHOP is a project that brings together traditional craft techniques and a unique artistic approach to creating art objects. The idea of the creative workshop is to rethink traditional techniques used in church arts and crafts. Addressing the oldest techniques in the creation of contemporary art forms, the authors seek to convey a sense of sacredness, wildness and originality peculiar to the atmosphere of early Christian art.