New collections from LSA International

As someone who has in the past, both worked as an event florist and dabbled in buying and selling mid-century glass I have a lot of vases. I've long been an admirer of LSA International's beautiful glassware and have several of their pieces in my vase collection at home, so I'm delighted to welcome them as a new sponsor here at Design Hunter and wanted to share some of the newest additions to their collection with you.

Still a privately owned UK company, LSA International was founded some 40 years ago by the Lubkowski and Saunders families, who still own it today. For the past 20 years it has been steered under the creative directorship of Monika Lubkowska-Jones, daughter of co-founder Janusz Lubkowski.

Monika designs all of the pieces produced by LSA International, (and they currently launch around 250 new designs each year), which gives the range a consistency, coherence and sense of continuity.

Lotta range - LSA International

I particularly like the Lotta collection, one of LSA International's best selling ranges, which combines the warmth of wood with simple clean lines. They have just launched a number of new colourways and additional pieces, including an elegant decanter set and vases that double as lanterns. Each piece has an untreated ash base with a soft undulating grain that is perfect for a modern rustic look.

Organza range - LSA International

Also new for AW2013 is the Organza collection, inspired by the fabric it takes its name from. Like almost all of the company's glassware each piece is individually mouth blown and hand finished by skilled artisans. A diamond wheel is used to add texture through the creation of a strata of decorative cuts that replicate the creases and pleats of fabric or the chiselling of wood.