Váza Abyss

Year produced 2023 Medium/material hand-blown glass Production Moser Web Foto Kristýna Hrabětová Text ES


The aquamarine vase evokes a plunge under the surface of the sea, and is also the very first item produced according to the new vision of Art Director Jan Plecháč for the traditional Carlsbad-based glassworks. He returns to the tradition of hand-cutting, and the glasswork’s renown ability to smelt unique tones of glass, a process in which it is a world leader. It is also the heaviest piece of glass which Moser has ever managed to blow by hand. The glassmaker works with 22 kilograms of molten glass, transcending all previous limits. The glassmaker’s breath imprints itself in the glass as a soft bubble, seeming to rise through the blue depths towards the surface. The glass mass is then processed by the glasscutter who forms it into a uniquely brutalist form. The organic cavity of the Abyss vase contrasts with its strict morphology, and this tension provides a unique scene for the refraction of light.


Designer Jan Plecháč (* 1984) studied architecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Between 2012 and 2019 he worked in the studio Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus, which produced designs for global brands such as Bomma, Cappellini, La Chance, Lasvit, Menu, Mint Shop, Spazio Rossana Orlandi and many others. All their diverse projects showed an experimental approach, which is characteristic of all Plecháč's work till today – the overall concept of the work is always a priority while its aesthetic qualities remain secondary and are often characterized by handcraft. Plecháč leads his own studio focused on architecture, interior and product design and, since 2022, he has been the Art Director of Moser glassworks.