What a lovely little paperweight by UK-based Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi. Laser-engraved twigs are embedded within the crystal glass, creating varying views of a seemingly haphazard bird’s nest that appears to float within the solid glass object. I love how the dimple on top makes it not only a paperweight but a placeholder for small things as well. Nice touch.
Nest will be on display at Maison et Objet starting tomorrow, January 20, along with several candle holders that Azumi designed for Monna Studio (you can see them here, here and here).
Source: Tomoko Azumi’s newsletter