The first book profiling designer Simon Pearce, today’s leading handblown glassmaker, whose artisanal works impart classic style for elegant home interiors and table settings. Simon Pearce: Design for Living presents the timeless design and enduring style of the legendary glassware maker. Ranging over four decades, it showcases his distinctive line of handmade, lead-free crystal glassware for everyday use, from stemware and vases to candleholders and bowls. In the early 1970s, Pearce was captivated by the beauty and luminosity of Georgian glass, and devoted himself to revitalizing the ancient craft of glassblowing for contemporary tastes. This book is a visual celebration of his sought-after iconic pieces, photographed individually as well as in inspiring table settings and as vignettes. Profiles of the work of the potters, glassmakers, and artists that Pearce collects and turns to for inspiration are also included. Offering a lavish and in-depth look at stunning handcrafted glassworks, this volume is for anyone interested in design and home interiors.
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About the Author
World-renowned glassmaker Simon Pearce is a manufacturer of high-quality, elegant glassware with distinctive simplicity. Pearce opened his glass business in Ireland in 1971, and relocated to Quechee, Vermont, in 1980, adding the popular Simon Pearce Restaurant and stores.
Glenn Suokko is the founder of Suokko Art + Design and is also a photographer. He published Pastoral, coauthored with Simon and Pia Pearce A Way of Living, and was a creative director for Simon Pearce, Ltd.
Margaret Downes helped establish Ireland’s Kilkenny Design Workshops in the late 1960s.