Now it's crystal-clear: Soda won the 2021 AZURE AWARDS for the Design - Furniture category and for People’s choice of the same category.
Selected for this double acknowledgment, among 22 other stunning furniture brands nominated from 1209 submissions by an international jury.
Congratulations to all involved and a big cheer to Soda!
Soda is named after one of the three main ingredients of glass. It’s Miniforms way to celebrate this charming material.
Miniforms latest collaboration with Yiannis Ghikas led them to Soda, a collection of 20 kilos-volume of Murano blown-glass coffee tables. Available in two sizes and two colours, Amber and Petrol Green, the coffee table has a strong and iconic appeal, but it’s also flexible. Soda perfectly fits both homes and any public spaces.
Throughout Soda’s research and design process, Miniforms were astounded at the lack of glass-blown products of this size and kind. Only later they realised it is because of the technical difficulties inherent in the handling of such an object, as well as the degree of expertise required to do it. An expertise possessed by a handful of highly skilled artisans in the Italian island of Murano.
Among Miniforms main objectives was to use one of the most characteristic attributes of glass in their advantage: its transparency. Thus, they designed an object with such a geometry that allows it to play with light and shadow, creating different shapes as one’s perspective changes. If you look at the Soda from a certain edge, you see darker parts because of the way the layers of glass overlap. On the other hand, they have no control over the glass texture. They had to accept that this would stem from the skill of the artisanal process.
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