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Jonathan Baskett is known for his ranges of multi-coloured hand-blown glass tableware. A skilled glassblower, he has chosen to licence most of his designs for production in other countries.
He began making glassware in Sydney in 1999, while starting discussions with Salviati in Italy, Rosenthal in Germany and Nouvel Studio in Mexico. Baskett first licensed his glassware designs to Nouvel Studio in 2001.
Baskett uses computers for digital rendering of his designs, but always starts by ‘scribbling’ and drawing. He makes clay models of his forms, and often contracts skilled colleagues to make prototypes in glass, clay or metal.
Baskett’s work was included in the 2007 exhibition 'Smart works: design and the handmade’ at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Baskett is the creative director of Luminosa™. His specialisation is lighting and product design, having worked throughout USA, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Mexico, with artisans, designers and companies in areas as diverse as lighting, jewellery, tableware design and industrial product design. He returned to Mexico in 2013 specifically to create the contemporary architectural lighting company Luminosa™.
Above image: Line vase, blown, cut and sandblasted glass, 22 H x 20 W x 9 D cm. Photo Jason McCarthy
Cover image: Luminosa, Twisters pendant light