The fresh and vibrant sensation of clear glass filled with water. These flower vases, designed to be most alluring when filled with water and brought to life with plants, can bring a beautiful “inner garden” to a space by arranging shapes of differing sizes. Akiko Hayashi handles every step of the glass-making process, from designing to manufacturing, on her own at her glassworks studio in Gifu prefecture. Her designs exude an industrial atmosphere for their simplicity and minimalism, and are made with careful attention to detail and a high level of skill. “Qualia,” which is also the name of her studio, is a term in cognitive psychology denoting “qualities” as felt by the mind, and the quality of that “just right feeling” she aims for can best be felt by actually holding her works and using them in day-to-day life.
Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing
Akiko Hayashi worked in Asahi Glass and fresco studio in Osaka, She produced a own glass studio "qualia-glass works" in Minokamo city, Gifu Prefecture, in 2010. These peaceful looking glass items were made with the glass-blowing method. These beautiful fixtures born from reliable skills fostered through practice and a delicate aesthetic will harmonizw with your living space and bring a beautiful feeling of translucency to your life.
9, Jan, 2021 sat - 24, Jan, 2021 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Meet the artist: 9, Jan, 2021 sat
20, Feb - 7, Mar Yoichi Shiraishi (Ceramic)
20, Mar - 4, Apr Takeyoshi Mitsutake (Glass)
15, May -3o, May Mamoru Fukui (Wood)