Petit Volcans is a collection of glass vessels designed by IIIF, a multidisciplinary collective consisting of two Icelandic designers, Agla Stefánsdóttir and Sigrún Halla Unnarsdóttir, and Thibaut Allgayer. They joined forces with the the glass blowing centre CIAV in the French mountain village of Meisenthal.
The collection is inspired by fierce volcanos, a ubiquitous natural phenomenon in Iceland. The five pieces stand for the five different stages of a volcano: submarine, dormant, subglacial, eroption and a crater. Like lava, glass moves in its fluid state yet stiffens and dries when it cools down.
Each product is made by two glass blowers blowing at the same time, each responsible for one part of the product. In a delicate process where time, temperature and speed are crucial, the two parts are placed together to complete the shape.