Archive for July, 2015

Ando Time

“The collaboration between the master craftsmanship of the Venetian Glass and the layered geometric form has created this special piece of objet.
Architecture is defined through “Space” and “Time”. Perhaps metaphorically an hour glass can denote architecture. The flow of the sand carries along the thoughts of the past and the future.”
Tadao Ando

Ando Time
GRAPE outside – ALEXANDRITE/RED inside – black sand
GRAPE outside – BAMBOO/HORIZON inside – white sand

Ando Time

“The collaboration between the master craftsmanship of the Venetian Glass and the layered geometric form has created this special piece of objet.
Architecture is defined through “Space” and “Time”. Perhaps metaphorically an hour glass can denote architecture. The flow of the sand carries along the thoughts of the past and the future.”
Tadao Ando

Ando Time
PINK outside – RED/GREY inside – black sand
PINK outside – AMBER YELLOW/VIOLET inside – white sand

Ando Time

“The collaboration between the master craftsmanship of the Venetian Glass and the layered geometric form has created this special piece of objet.
Architecture is defined through “Space” and “Time”. Perhaps metaphorically an hour glass can denote architecture. The flow of the sand carries along the thoughts of the past and the future.”
Tadao Ando

Ando Time
CRYSTAL outside – RED/GRAPE inside – black sand
CRYSTAL outside – GREEN/ACQUAMARINE inside – white sand

Opalino Oro

Ø 6,69” H 14,17”
Color:
APPLE GREEN/BAMBOO gold leaf
BAMBOO/AQUAMARINE gold leaf
RED/GREY gold leaf

Uova a Canne

03491
Ø 8,26” H 10,23”
03492
Ø 5,9” H 7,48”
Color:
CANARIN YELLOW/IVORY – SAPPHIRE/AQUAMARINE

Clessidra 2015

03486
Ø 5,11” H 9,44”
03490
Ø 6,29” H 11”
Color:
GREY/RED – BAMBOO/AQUAMARINE

Falstaff – for Ravenna Festival, 2015

“To enter into the spirit of things, I decided to design this character at a
precise time, “between two and three”. It was certainly not easy to steer my thoughts between the inspirations offered by Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito, Shakespeare and the baton of Maestro Muti. Neither was it easy to visualise the mask of Sir John Falstaff, that gentleman so beloved yet so derided by the gossips of Windsor, nor to create such a mask on Murano using the fragile and iridescent glass of Venini.
I wanted the face to be both naïve and cunning, intelligent but to excess, to match the excessive character of Sir John. I expressed these characteristics through the face’s typical features – nose, forehead, ears, cheeks – applied as separate pieces over a gong-shaped disc that acts as receiver and transmitter for even astral sounds. As a result, this “young-and-old” English courtier has a grotesque elegance, as conveyed so well by Verdi – himself young at the time – when he created the enchantment and irony of an opera that is both fresh and rich in energy.
This classical bust of a somewhat Martian-looking imp is made in a grey glass, so dark as to be almost black. The green hair forms the luminous foliage of the tree”.

Alessandro Mendini

Fazzoletti Zanfirico a Rete

03478 Ø 9” H 12,59”
03479 Ø 7,87” H 9,84”

03493 code SET – for the first 40 Numbers
With the purchase of two works in the gift book “FULVIO BIANCONI TO VENINI” published by Skira