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Excellence at its best: Cassina and Venini meet for a first project by Bethan Laura Wood

Excellence at its best: Cassina and Venini meet for a first project by Bethan Laura Wood

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The holistic approach of ‘The Cassina Perspective’ allows accessories to be developed with specialised, high-end partners to complete the various areas of the home.

Since 1921, Venini has been making authentic hand-made blown glass masterpieces in its furnaces in Venice. For the Cassina 2020 Collection presented at Milano Design City from September 28 to October 10, 2020, the English designer Bethan Laura Wood has interpreted the perfect synthesis between centenary art and contemporary design with the Colourdisc duo of vases, a fruit bowl and cylindrical flower vase, produced by Venini. A series of coloured compositions of discs and diamonds in Murano glass, casted in metal forms during production, are placed around a brass volume, available in two light finishes, to create a graphic dialogue between the vase and its contents. Inside the structure it is possible to insert an optional blown glass vase in amber or horizon blue to offer an additional pool of colour to the object while also allowing it to be more easily filled with water for flowers. Each decorative glass shape combines two points of colour from the Venini Archive that, through their overlapping, create a third shade. This coloured lens, with a dedicated combination for each size, filters the contents of the vase and, at the same time, creates a frame that highlights it. When the discs are hit by sunlight or evening spotlights, colours reflect on the vase to create a kaleidoscopic effect. The glass forms are fixed to the structure’s body with two brass pins drawing an abstract shape of the traditional 1960s disc chandeliers.

 

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