A Strange Symphony
While watching a glassblower at work, Philipp Weber was struck by the natural rhythm of the process. In this way, he discovered music as a fitting metaphor and decided to redefine the glassblower’s pipe by adding three valves, reminiscent of those on a trumpet. The valves activate three air chambers in the glass, enabling the glassblower to shape the glass from inside. “The design of the pipe had remained virtually unchanged for 2,000 years. With this new pipe, the glassblower can really start improvising. It becomes less about the product than the performance and the dialogue with the material,” Philipp explains.