Rules of Refraction: a Toronto glass studio

by Amy Azzarito

The art of stained glass has a long – nearly thousand year old history. It always makes the Design History nerd in me happy to find new makers revitalizing old traditions. Rules of Refraction is a the Toronto-based stained glass studio of Mark Savoia.  In addition to his glass work, Mark is also a composer and marketer. This first collection, “Zellige,” is inspired by his recent trip to Morocco and the beautiful mosaic patterns that cover the buildings there. The collection is accompanied by a short film that captures the spirit and inspiration of the pieces. Mark plans to release two Rules of Refraction collections per year, each drawing inspiration from music, art and experience.  I love the idea of hanging these in a window and watching the sunlight shine through them – sounds like the perfect way to spend a lazy summer day. See all the entire stained glass collection hereAmy Azzarito

See photos of Mark’s process after the jump!

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