Almost 95% of Klaar Prims’ glass work is currently being sold abroad. Her work is featured in galleries and premium design stores in New York, Miami, Zürich, Tokyo, Singapore, London & Paris. They are in high demand with photographers and stylists. In 2013, Wallpaper* selected her designs for Handmade in Milan. All water glasses used by Peter Goossens at Hof van Cleve have been crafted by Klaar Prims.
When the HERITAGE project was at the inception stage a few years ago, we were already big fans of Klaar Prims’ work. We were bowled over by her ‘8ung’ design: an object that is a colourful visualisation of fragility and enhances the experience on and around the table.
Klaar feels that glassblowing is the ultimate art for creative expression. She studied the technique, combining her craftsmanship with modern design. She shares our soft spots when it comes to aesthetics, eye for detail, storytelling and the power of experiencing. The result is a collection for HERITAGE in conjunction with Klaar.
THE LEVEL OF SKILLS REQUIRED & THE DEMANDING CHARACTER OF THE LABOUR, STIMULATE KLAAR’S FASCINATION FOR GLASS.
Craftsmanship involves a dialogue between expertise and expression. Technique and intuition go hand in hand. While you need the technique to develop an idea, it is not per se a starting point. Klaar’s fascination for design and aesthetics led her to glassblowing. In addition to her work as an interior designer, she started creating glass windows. Her desire was to incorporate light, colour and reflections in architecture. She equates designing these windows to “painting with light”.
Since then, she has become even more passionate about glass, discovering modelling liquid glass as its third dimension. After several years of searching, she ended up developing her own technique. The labour, the heat and the shaping of liquid mass make her intensely happy.
Finding inspiration in everyday things, that is what keeps a craft alive. Nature, Modernism, Romanesque architecture, ceramics, jewellery, design, detail: these are just a few of the things that inspire Klaar. She would have loved to have met the Finnish designer and sculptor Tapio Wirkkala, whom she considers an immense source of inspiration.
EVERYTHING THAT IS BEAUTIFUL, GENUINE AND HAS A SOUL INSPIRES HER.
HERITIST lovers, Frederik & Vicky