Meduse Pipes (Shisha, Hookah, Nargile) by Jakub Lanča
2012 - 2013, Golden A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
Elegant organic lines are inspired by underwater sea life. A shisha pipe like a mysterious animal getting alive with every inhalation. - transparency – translucency – illumination – mystical – relax – slow down – slow motion - breath – exhalation - My idea of design was to uncover all interesting processes that take place in the pipe such as bubbling, smoke flow, fruit mosaic and the play of lights. I have achieved this by maximizing the glass proportion and mainly by uplifting the functional area to the eye level, instead of traditional shisha pipes where its almost hidden on the ground level. Using real fruit pieces inside the glass corpus for cocktails enhances the experience to the new context Formally I than tried to combine traditional handicraft like art smithery, hand glassblowing in combination with modern methods and technologies. This hand made production also gives to each piece stamp of originality and exclusivity which is also supported by unique production number and certificate. Shisha pipe smoker spend one or two hours in smoking session, which is quite a long time, my key aim was to bring extraordinary experience, to bring it to the new and higher level..
• Key aim is to offer demanding smoker additional value into very traditional concept, which smoking of water pipe for centuries is. • In time where there was no other shisha than traditional one I wanted to make shisha concept in absolutely new way, in the best quality and perfection (like driving Lamborghini car) • Use of unique fruit & tobacco coctails. Form is designed to prepare shisha with real fruit pieces - coctail in glass corpus - has never been done before. This enhance the experience not only visually, but it also strongly affects the final taste. Some of cocktails is dynamicly changes their taste during smoking session. • the unique experience from smoking is supported among others also by lights reacting on audio signals (bass-mids-highs) • lot of inovative functional parts • variability of 1 to 3 hoses made of quality food grade silicone with or without noble stainless steel wire braid. All kinds of hoses are washable. • two kinds of tobacco heads (8g, 25g) • custom-made connectors with glass socket joints equipped with swivel • a simple system of check valves and an air exchange valve • different sizes 25cm, 50cm, 65cm, 70cm, 75cm, 85cm, 95cm, 100cm operational in different aplications • only noble, durable and harmless to heath materials are used in production • a special system of upper and lower stainless steel filters was developed for the placement of tobacco and charcoal instead of using a tin foil, it is healthier, easier for handling and it does not affect the overall design of the shisha pipe • more variants of illumination (LED strip, LASER, RGB), audio reacting and colour changing module • transport bags for easy transport • huge portfolio of accessories for easy B2B everyday service, handling and maintenance (like a serving table etc.) • intelectual property protection: design patents and trade marks ...etc.... 1) The Craft Collection: 2) The Sepia Collection: 3) The Nautila collection:
Design Challenges
Jakub Lanča did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Meduse Pipes Shisha, Hookah, Nargile.
Production Technology
Bohemian handmade glass art blacksmithing laser cutting wire construction ...etc...
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