Venini glassworks by Italian Design Masters
Fuorisalone Milano 2015
ETTORE SOTTSASS, GAE AULENTI, RODOLFO DORDONI, FABIO NOVEMBRE, CARLO SCARPA, ELENA CUTOLO, MATTEO THUN, LUDOVICO DIAZ DE SANTILLANA, TOBIA SCARPA
project: DESIGN THE ITALIAN EXCELLENCE
exhibit: “AMAZING GLASSES” Venini Glassworks by Italian Design Masters
location: Carlton Hotel Baglioni Milan
period: April 2015 – May 2015
exhibition opening: 14 April 2015
A selection of mouth blown glass objects from Murano kilns is being presented as part of the DESIGN THE ITALIAN EXCELLENCE series of exhibitions dedicated to Italian design, curated by Vincenzo Basile for the Baglioni Hotels Group and coinciding with the Milan Design Week. Produced as a limited edition, these unique specimens and artists’ proofs have been selected exclusively by the Venini Collection.
The common thread linking the pieces on display is the Italian design represented by their makers, from the great masters who shaped history to new contemporary designers. These contemporary figures continue a tradition of research and innovation made possible by the extraordinary ability of the Venetian master glassmakers, combining a knowledge of materials and processes with incredible abilities and skills to interpret the ideas of the designers.
The charm of these unique specimens resides in the collaboration between the designers and the craftsmen who carried out the project by adapting and interpreting the design guidelines to the centuries-old techniques of glassmaking.
These pieces embody tradition and innovation, research and experimentation, maximum quality in the design and extreme care in the creation.
This dialogue between Masters produces timeless beauty which goes beyond fashion.
The masterpieces reflect Italy as a land that produces culture. It tells the story of the work and passion of this unique country in the setting of Carlton Hotel Baglioni Milan, an international crossroads and exclusive meeting place of Italian style and the art of hospitality.
>> Amazing Glasses, Milan Design Week 2015
For further information:
Baglioni Hotels Press Office
Mr Vincenzo Basile – ph. +39 335 474992