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hand blown glass coasters - set of 5

by Orfeo Quagliata
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Earn Your Stripes

These bold and vibrant striped glass coasters will capture everyone's attention and keep your table free of dreaded water rings. Artist Orfeo Quagliata hand blows these striking glass coasters and captures the warm and cool spectrum of the rainbow--fiery reds and oranges, sunny yellows, fresh green, ocean blues and deep indigos. He adds a flash of white in each stripe pattern for visual contrast. These glass coasters will look stunning on any table or counter--with or without drinks on them. Handmade in Mexico. Sold as a set of 5.

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Handmade
Item ID
15791
Made from
glass
Measurements
3.5" L x 3.5" W
  • the maker
Orfeo Quagliata

Orfeo Quagliata

Born in 1972, Orfeo Quagliata spent his childhood in San Francisco, where he began working with glass at age 12 as an apprentice to his father, acclaimed glass artist Narcissus Quagliata. Early influences draw from his father's artwork and his grandmother, Herta Jalkotzy, an award-winning jewelry designer in the Vienna Workshop collective founded by Gustav Klimt.

After high school, Orfeo went to Spain to apprentice with Catalonian glass artist Jose Fernandez Castrillo. He learned cold-working techniques with Castrillo that have become a cornerstone in his work today. He later returned to San Francisco to study industrial and furniture design at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), earning a BFA with high distinction in 1999. At CCAC, Orfeo studied with furniture designer and architect Chris Deam and went on to become Deam's design assistant for three years.

Since graduation, he has taught classes in California and Washington, DC. His present work follows an inherited tradition in glass and jewelry, and at the same time is defined by his own maverick style. He lives in Mexico City, Mexico, his home since 2000.

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HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Bright (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Living room (6)
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5.0

So very cool1

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from San Antonio, TX

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

    I know what you're thinking (or at least what I was thinking): [$] for coasters? Seriously? But after thinking about it for a number of months, I finally talked myself into these and I am very happy with them. They have brightened the room and are fun to use. Worth every penny-- even for someone as frugal as I am.

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    4.0

    i would buy this product again

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    from austin,tx

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

        I bought these coasters for a friend (birthday gift). He loved them!!!! He was like a hope you didn't pay a fortune. The color and quality is excellent.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Expensive but worth the price!

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        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Looking for different

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Bright

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Kitchen
          • Living Room

          Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

          I've ordered lots of things from you guys and never been anything but thrilled. I love these coasters. They are beautiful and durable and don't look like they are cheap. They aren't - but they are worth it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rainbow Coasters

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          from Voorhees, NJ

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room

            Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

            Great design, sleek and attractive, for the contemporary look

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very prompt delivery, no problems.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great

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            from pittsburgh

            About Me High-end Shopper, Stylish

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Special
            • Unique
            • Works of art

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room

              Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

              I love these coasters! They are true works-of-art. The colors are fabulous..they are a pleasure to use and look at. I recently renovated my kitchen and family room and they are the perfect accessory.

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              4.0

              Beautiful, well-made coasters

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              from New York, NY

              About Me Stylish

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room

                Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

                These were a nice complement to add some color in the living room. The rainbow of colors adds a unique, stylist element. They were a perfect gift.

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                5.0

                These coasters are gorgeous!

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                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Assemble

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kitchen
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS COASTERS - SET OF 5:

                  I absolutely love these coasters - they add style to my living room and I don't just leave them stacked up. They are always displayed throughout my living room to add color and design. Very durable.

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