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Best of Italy: designer carafes and glasses by Lanzavecchia + Wai, Zanellato/Bortotto, and Matteo Cibic
The Capsule Collection Best of Italy by Coincasa and Elle Decor Italia
The 3 new table collections by Coincasa and Elle Decor Italia were presented also in Milan. The designer capsule collection Best of Italy, launched last month by Coin Excelsior Venice at the same time as the opening of Biennale Arte, is thus available in the store of Piazza Cinque Giornate, apart from Coincasa’s E-Boutique. Soon, the 3 tableware lines conceived to go together with other dish, glass, and cutlery sets will be on sale in the Rome, Florence, Treviso, and Naples stores (read also: 4 designer e una fornace)
Francesca Lanzavecchia and the Ola collection
The stars of this great project, conceived to advance and promote traditional Italian handicraft, are the families of carafes and glasses designed for the occasion by Lanzavecchia + Wai, Zanellato/Bortotto, and Matteo Cibic. The leitmotif of the three sets of creations — items of everyday use with a strong made-in-Italy character — is the use of blown glass handmade by the master glass-blowers of Mian furnace in Murano, who used traditional techniques typical of the island to convert into matter the creativity of the young designers, and manufacturing impressive and very original objects characterised by contemporary style and affordable prices.
Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto and the Compay collection
Ola, Compay, and Gondolo's are the three lines of blown-glass objects with highly refined design, inspired by the summer and tropical moods. For Ola, a collection featuring composite forms reminiscent of exotic fruits and plants like pineapples, bananas, and palms, Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai employed the ancient manufacturing processes called rigadin and balloton. For the minimal style of Compay, a carafe (intended as a tribute to Cuba) that blends in a single element pitcher and glass, Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto chose the incalmo technique, which enables to mix at high temperature two open blown glasses of different colours. For Gondolo’s, the collection whose sinuous shapes remind the curves of women in Venetian paintings, Matteo Cibic used white glass grits to reproduce a decoration featuring a marble effect exalted by a red-coloured edge that looks like rouge on the lips of an 18th century lady.
Matteo Cibic and Gondolo’s carafe
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