WonderGlass' creations at Salone del Mobile Milano 2017
Our stunning installation at Istituto dei Ciechi featured the new outstanding pieces by worldwide renowned designers like Marcel Wanders, Nao Tamura, Zaha Hadid, Dan Yeffet and Hideki Yoshimoto.
WonderGlass is headquartered in London whilst the handcraft production remains mainly in Venice area.
This year at Salone del Mobile - WonderGlass presented:
Marcel Wanders - Calliope - The sculptural new collection, gracefully creates spatial and versatile light installations when clustered or by itself. Marcel Wanders: “We designed this lighting system to be poetic. From overhead, it captures attention as it inspires the imagination”. Gabriele Chiave, creative director at Marcel Wanders: “Marrying an element of ancient Asian culture with free moving parts has resulted in a product that embodies both classic and contemporary design.”
Nao Tamura - Fluid is inspired by the moment when the sun hits the surface of a lagoon and how this creates a lens fallout in water. Tamura is particularly inspired by how this effect captures a ‘spark’ and turning this into a source of light.
Hideki Yoshimoto - Rise and Drift focuses on the organic shapes of water bubbles and the refraction of light. Supported by WonderLab, the laboratory of innovation and technology at WonderGlass - Yoshimoto challenged the complex way light transmits and reflects inside different materials, resulting in a mesmerising visual effect.
Existing peices by Dan Yeffet - Hollow and Zaha Hadid - Luma will also be on display in the palazzo space.
4th - 9th April 2017
Marcel Wanders - Calliope: “We designed this lighting system to be poetic. From overhead, it captures attention as it inspires the imagination.” Inspired by Japanese calligraphy and created from hand blown Murano glass - the floating, illuminating pendants will have an adaptable design that can expand to create full ceiling and room installations as either clusters or as a single element.
WonderGlass is proud to present this new extraordinary piece at Salone del Mobile Milano - 4th to 9th April 2017.
WonderGlass celebrates Maison & Objet 2017 with installation “Rise and Drift” by Tangent, which focuses on the organic shapes of water bubbles and the refraction of light. Tangent have also explored the complex way light transmits and reflects inside different materials.
WonderGlass will also preview Luma by Zaha Hadid - a sculptural composition of tubular segments which subtly diffuse light through organic shapes which effortlessly celebrate the unrivalled logic and beauty found in nature. Each individual segment in the piece has been handblown in Murano.
The exhibition is aptly named "Luce e Materia" (Light and Matter) and celebrates the perpetual order of simple elements which are the essence of WonderGlass' creations.
The essence of the showcase is design and art — in this context Hollow by Dan Yeffet captures light like never before and sculpts it as a basic element: a dialogue between natural elements, traditional design and technology.
The artist, Nicola Magrin, adds his own essence to the exhibition – ethereal watercolours inspired by WonderGlass’ DNA. Light breaks secure sense and aesthetic meaning to pigments and water. With its glass creations WonderGlass similarly brings through its own light.
The artist, Nicola Magrin, adds his own essence – ethereal watercolours inspired by WonderGlass’ DNA – to the installation "Luce e Materia". Light breaks are vibrant element in his art: with its glass creations WonderGlass similarly brings through its own “Luce”.
Bar Basso remembered the late and great James Irvine with a new gin and tonic glass designed by Michael Young. Michael Young designed a gin & tonic tumbler glass in memory of his good friend. The project by Maria Cristina Didero and Maurizio Stoccheto has created Chelsea Boy, a clean and functional WonderGlass' tumbler; a memory of the creative designer who left us all too soon. This was a unique opportunity to toast James’s brilliance in the city he called home.
Nao Tamura interprets an immediate dialogue between nature and technology – her new creation captures the very moment of a water-drop falling from a leaf. Momento freezes that instant of ephemeral beauty and turns it into a source of light.
Zaha Hadid endorses the traditional techniques of glass craftsmanship, her creation named Luma explores solutions for futuristic and stylish projects. This seamless dialogue of subtle and elegant refractions onto organic surfaces is magnified by the presence of the statement piece Swarm.
WonderGlass co-founder Christian Mussati interviewed by Design Émotionnel during Design Days 2014 at Palais de Tokyo.
Art and Architecture
Revealing three ambitious new designs set in a beautiful Italian palazzo, experimental lighting design studio WonderGlass celebrates its first anniversary at the Salone del Mobile.
Since the official launch in 2013 - WonderGlass has continued to draw on the time-honoured expertise of Venetian master glassblowers, introducing contemporary collaborations with both young and internationally renowned artists.
WonderGlass co-founder Maurizio Mussati interviewed by Domus during Salone Milano
WonderGlass at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013. Review our exhibition and collection in this video.