THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
L'Officiel India|January 2020
The antiquated charm of expertly crafted jewellery often gravitates to an artistic, bohemian, unconventional, experimental, colourful, vintage and tasteful appeal for those who like aesthetics as a lingering subtext in their style statement.
CHITMAN KANWAR AHUJA

Radiant like a flame, transparent like water, versatile like glass; a woman can be it all. Translating the different aspects of a woman, Reshmi Dey, who’s long been ‘Obsessed with Glass’ has created a line of bespoke mostly clear blown and formed glass pieces, inspired by transparency and impermanence for confident women.

GAPPEI ( ) is the translation of the Japanese word ‘Amalgamation’ and at Reshmi’s label, Glass Sutra it’s the fusion of glass as a medium and the skills of a glassmaker; instilling the sense of pride and self-worthiness one piece at a time.

Inception

A trip to Firozabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India gave Reshmi first-hand knowledge about glasswork, after which there was no looking back. A woman wanting to get her hands dirty in the glassblowing industry was largely unheard of, and her safety and security was of great concern to all. Perseverance, persistence, strength of character, coupled with a warm demeanor and a never-quit attitude finally convinced the workers and owners of the Firozabad Glass Industry, to let Reshmi interact with them.

For nearly two years thereafter, she learned the various aspects of the art of glassblowing and the relevant processes and methodology involved. After travelling to various creative glass centres around the world, such as Italy, Austria, Sweden, USA, and the Czech Republic, she delved deep into the philosophies behind the craft. Her creativity and sheer resilience further made her take a big leap into the world of Lighting and Installation Art, while also representing India at various global glass art forums.

“My special bonding with glass led me into the direction of jewellery making. By understanding the material, its strength and beauty along with the zeal and resilience of the women from North Eastern India while designing for our collection - ‘Ashtori’, I was enchanted to further explore this mysterious medium,” says Reshmi.

Inspiration

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM L'OFFICIEL INDIAView All

Fasting Makes You Run Faster

Diet First, Exercise Second is The Perfect Climax to All Your Fat to Fit Stories. Stay Tuned and Who Knows? Maybe You’ll Get Fit Too.

4 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

A Girl's Bestfriend: Diamonds!

Divulge In Nature’s Aura Where Pink Is Not Pink Anymore, Its Pink Star Diamond!

2 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

SWEET HAVEN IN DISGUISE

Luxury lies in the most basic places of your home. The most important part of which is your bathroom. Here are some luxury trends that can enhance the overall look of this haven in no time. Read ahead to know more!

2 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

REVERE IN SOME BALINESS

Here are a few things that will make you absolutely adore the tropical treasure trove of Indonesia, Bali!

3 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

IS LOLAVIE ‘HAIR' FOR US?

The supremely gorgeous actor, Jennifer Aniston's brand LolaVie claims to make our hair care exceed but does it stick out from the rest? Read on!

2 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

HARMONIOUS SPHERE IS WHERE YOUR EAR IS

Technology is Now Capable of Connecting Your Soul with Peace Via Bluetooth. Well, Not Exactly, but It is As Far As You Can Go

4 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

GIRL, DO IT FOR THE CLOSET!

Don’t miss out on closets while revamping your pretty places. Instead dedicate some space and built that walk-in wardrobe to fall in love with your home all over again.

4 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

SCENTS MESMERIZING SENSES

"Love the fragrance you're wearing," receive such compliments every time you go out with these two marvelous scents by elite brands!

2 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

THIS ODOUR MIGHT BECOME YOUR ARDOUR

Tired of using new Perfumes and Deodorants? Well, do not worry as this craving might come to an end today. Check this Out!

2 mins read
L'Officiel India
November 2021

Ruling Luxury Cars In The World

Welcome to the world of luxury. We take care of you in every aspect from Fashion, Beauty to choosing the Beast to Ride on. That being said, we have brought the most luxurious Cars in the world. Enjoy!

6 mins read
L'Officiel India
October 2021
RELATED STORIES

THE ANIMAL-HUMAN CONFLICT

RAJESH MENON is a wildlife photographer and environmental conservationist living in North India. Here he shares some ideas for solutions to the animalhuman conflicts that are apparent in all regions of the world today.

4 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
January 2022

Passion and Love for Community

Dr. Prakash Tyagi is the executive director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 2 of this interview with Kashish Kalwani, he speaks about how things have changed due to the pandemic and the importance of passion and love for community.

3 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
January 2022

Modern Vinyasa FOR THE MASSES

Teacher Calvin Corzine brings a functional yet challenging approach to yoga with an emphasis on making everyday movement easier.

7 mins read
Yoga Journal
January - February 2022

India Is on a Tear

Massive modernization presents opportunities for investors.

5 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2022

Love, Non-violence, and Truth

DR. PRAKASH TYAGI is the Executive Director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 1 of this interview with KASHISH KALWANI, he speaks about applying the Gandhian principles of love, non-violence, and truth to support communities in need.

6 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
December 2021

WISDOM FROM MY FATHER

The tempo 1 was ready to depart. It was a short 30-minute journey from Bhatkal to Uppunda, a sleepy village in coastal Karnataka, India. My father, sister, and I were traveling together.

4 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
December 2021

GM's Exit From India Hits a Roadblock

The long-delayed sale of its plants to a Chinese company faces local labor and political opposition

5 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
November 22 - 29, 2021

Self- acceptance

ELIZABETH DENLEY has been a student of both science and spirituality all her life. Trained as a scientist, she turned her field of inquiry and research skills to the field of meditation and spirituality after starting the Heartfulness practices in the late 80s. Here she shares some thoughts on the importance of selfacceptance.

6 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
November 2021

The New Storytelling:We Are All Indigenous Global Citizens

WAKANYI HOFFMAN is a Global Education Specialist and founder of the African Folktales Project. In Part 2 of her interview with SARA BUBBER, Wakanyi shares the value of storytelling, passing down wisdom through generations, her Kikuyu culture, and how we are all indigenous global citizens.

7 mins read
Heartfulness eMagazine
November 2021

The Vaccine's Last Mile Problem

India is racing to vaccinate its villages, including many in remote and desperately poor areas where suspicion of the government’s motives runs deep

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
November 15, 2021