Bilboquet – a series of small pedestals and cocktail tables with glass tabletops created by Kateryna Sokolova for the French brand Roche Bobois.
Kateryna Sokolova created a series of small pedestals and cocktail tables with a stile base and glass tabletops for the French brand Roche Bobois.
Bilboquet collection has two options of tabletops that show two different artisanal techniques of working with glass. One is molded glass, and the other one is blown glass.
Tabletops from blown glass have a bigger diameter, and their edges extend beyond the still base. You can see a barely noticeable pattern on its surface that resembles rings in the water. It appears as a result of stretching a glass mass while filling the shape with air.
Molded glass is thicker, heavier, and has a structured surface. The round table tops made of it bear a resemblance to candies.
The project was launched in 2021 after winning the 7th edition of Roche Bobois Design Award, which took place in 2020. The model is available in 3 sizes and 4 colors.
– I aimed to create elegant and playful objects at the same time. The interior where Bilboquet is placed looks diverse with different lights. Light beams that come through the glass tabletop make an optics caustic effect on the floor. That effect will be more or less noticeable depending on the light conditions inside the space. That’s how Bilboquet creates some emotional experiences and provokes one to slow down and spend time in contemplation of beauty. – Kateryna Sokolova says.
Photography courtesy of Kateryna Sokolova