About Laura Bertapelle
I am a furniture designer and maker in Philadelphia and since graduating RISD, I’ve been working towards establishing a furniture business with my glass casting process. My work investigates untapped capabilities of materials to achieve a final form that transcends the limits of what is known for materials. These tables display a cast glass slab exhibiting the mark making effects of gravity in glass. My process captures the ephemeral aesthetic of the molten glass in a tabletop, which is supported by a delicate steel base. The process is repeatable, yields predictable aesthetics but individually unique castings, making each piece one of a kind.