is a collective exploring the nature of glass in its tactile, emotional and visual contexts.
FRESH.GLASS was founded by Sergei Martinov in 2016 in Moscow as an experimental laboratory aiming to find and explore various glass techniques.
The coreFRESH.GLASS technique is kiln glass casting, which involves multiple stages of material processing and requires a high-level expertise. Each glass type requires a specific approach to heating and cooling with smooth temperature transitions. Improper technique leads to the formation of internal glass stress, which makes the glass unviable. These risks increase as the size of the glass enlarges. The large-scale kiln cast glass is the main product of the laboratory.
FRESH.GLASS focuses on integrating unique glass into architectural projects and creating conceptual objects and series designed at the intersection of functionality and art. Konstantin Gvozdev took over the engineering direction of the laboratory in 2018, creating a strong technological framework for the lab. With Daria Bolkhovitina's coming on board in 2020, the development and production of design objects begins to emerge.
WE CREATE AND DEVELOP THE PERCEPTION OF CASTED GLASS AS A MATERIAL, AN ARCHITECTURAL PIECE, A SCULPTURE AND AN OBJECT WHILE REFLECTING EXPERIENCES ON THE INTERACTION WITH GLASS.