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Paro Lamp Series
Plowpipe attached glass lamps
Paro61
The joint between glass and blowpipe that comes into existence during the blowing process, when the glassblower takes the molten glass from the furnace, normally disappears when the glass object is cut of the blowpipe.

Inspired by the beauty of this joint and the glassblowing process, the idea arose to design a lamp in which the fluid fase of the glass would still be visible. To prevent the glass from breaking during the cooling process, copper tubing - which has a similar thermal expansion as glass - was used as blowpipe. By preheating the copper tube a red copper oxide appears - still visible in the end product - this layer will improve the bonding between the copper and glass. After blowing the lamp, the tube is cut off. The blowpipe and glass are cooled down together, leaving the blowpipe as a foot for the lamp.
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