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At left, glass samples from the lights they’ll launch in Noho. “The glass itself isn’t special, but we’re using a kiln-forming process you don’t see too much, at least not in contemporary design,” says Ian Collings. “As opposed to glass blowing, where you melt down and re-form the glass, in kiln forming you bring sheet glass to the point where it begins to soften and move. It’s also known as slumping.”