New artistic takes on the past
Great artisanal knowledge and prolific inventors of new shapes: this is the magic formula for breaking design rules and pushing the boundaries.
The chemistry of hormones influenced by the chemistry of materials. Happy Pills are placebos from Murano to replace drug treatment with new shapes and colours.
Its mask face, name and matter speak of Venice. This vase by Fabio Novembre conveys the humanity, charm and elegance of this city, as well as its soul of glass.
Three hundred and sixty-five days, twelve months, four seasons. All condensed into a collection that speaks of life, with its circularity and colours and a tree nestled in the centre.
Landscapes shaped from glass and color. Top to bottom. Tapio Wirkkala’s works turn air into matter, colour into faraway lands.
Its appearance speaks of bygone days, recalling an ancient artifact that once adorned stately residences from the past. Assembled and reassembled in all its pieces by fire in the Fornace (Kiln).
Once upon a time there were three Royals in the Fornace (Kiln). With their regal bearing and glass garments, they traveled around the world. Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni.
A breath, then another. A movement, then another. A puff, then a beat. This thick glass has a soul that dances in the light.
A shrewd observer will look beyond its sheer appearance to find calm seas, lakes and rivers; he will plunge into their still waters and then emerge, at peace.
How many eyes can lay on the surface of a vase? Endless admiring, loving and surprised eyes. Tobia Scarpa offers a new perspective, and turns it upside down.
The splendor of Ancient Rome – of its myths, culture and art – comes to life in these beautiful and timeless creations.
Different colours and a multitude of lines, neat and orderly. They come together then diverge, alternating and following the curved profiles of the thinnest shapes ever created by Carlo Scarpa.
It’s the 1930s: a fabulous party is going on here, with beautiful and stylish ladies accompanied by classy gentlemen. They dance to the rhythm of jazz music, their skirts swaying sinuously with their every move. Sommersi Foglia Oro make their debut on the scene.
Look! Beyond the boundaries of classicism there is an inner whirlpool of fast flowing water and ice that captures and holds the viewer’s attention.
She moves with grace around the Fornace (Kiln), as the glassblowers play with her colours, choosing their moves carefully. Nonetheless, she always wins the game.
It is a common belief that glass is a hard material, because this is how it manifests itself once it cools down. However, before it crystallises it is soft and ductile in the hands of the master glassblowers.
Swaying like a dancer’s skirt. Like the corolla of wild flowers blowing in the wind. The Kukinto vase amazes with its spontaneity and lightness.
Somebody found it amusing to cut tiny little pieces of glass like paper cutouts. He created shapes resembling desert plants, new forms of futuristic architecture. His name is Fulvio Bianconi.
Can glass be sexy? Its curves clad in a Black belt made of glass. Sheer glass on sheer glass. Instant attraction.
Graceful and beautiful like the flower and the figure in Greek mythology to whom it owes its name. Draped in red, as he is most often portrayed.
A jewel that is a symbol of elegance and power, of solidity and perfection: an inspired blend of glass and craftsmanship.
Mysterious and sensual both in the forms and moves, they dance under the night blue sky of the Orient. And inspire these works by Leonardo Ranucci.
Soft and generous curves accompany its intense colour, imitating a lady’s charming demeanor and seductive ways.
Their delicate opaque appearance is like a gently caressing touch. They let viewers caress them with their eyes, hands and soul. It’s love at first sight.
Crafted using the sophisticated technique of “Incisione a Freddo” (cold-glass etching), these works reveal themselves as precious and unexpected creations: homogeneous to the eye, silky to the touch.