Italian lighting manufactuer Pallucco, have shared a video showing how their hand-blown glass ‘Egg’ lamp, designed by Enrico Franzolini, is made.
The extremely hot molten glass is attached to the blow pipe
Next, the glass is sculpted into the desired shape
The glass is then placed into a wire cage, and air is blown through the blow pipe to inflate the glass until it bulges through the cage.
You can see just how much the glass has been blown through the cage
Here you can see additional molten glass being added
Almost there, just some finishing touches before the lamp is broken away from the blow pipe
Finally, here is the finished Egg Lamp in a table top version
And here’s the pendant version
To see the entire process, watch the video below