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.
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4th-9th April 2017
Sneak preview to WonderGlass' showcase at Salone del Mobile 2017 with new creative innovations from Marcel Wanders, Nao Tamura & Hideki Yoshimoto plus the return of favourites by Dan Yeffet - Hollow and Zaha Hadid - Luma also be on display in the palazzo space.
4th - 9th April 2017
CREATION OF CALLIOPE
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.
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WonderGlass is proud to present this new extraordinary piece at Salone del Mobile Milano - 4th to 9th April 2017
MAISON & OBJET
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.
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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.
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12th - 17th April 2016
Final product of Nicola Magrin's incredible creation for us. Water is close to our hearts and runs through our veins - with Venice being our home-from-home with majority of our production taking place there, therefore experimenting with the beauty water creates through the use of watercolour painting showing multiple tones and dimensions is something that inspires us creatively.
More on WonderGlass DNA here.
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”.
More on WonderGlass' work with Nicola Magrin here.
Bar Basso remembered the late and great James Irvine with a new gin and tonic glass tumbler designed by Michael Young in memory of his good friend. The project by Maria Cristina Didero and Maurizio Stoccheto has created Chelsea Boy, a clean and functional tumbler produced by WonderGlass; 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.
Available to order - please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
MOMENTO - NAO TAMURA
There is a moment when a clinging bead of water, in quiet orb-like suspensions, becomes a droplet. The droplet reflects its surroundings while gathering light within.
There is a moment when molten glass transofrms from liquid to solid. This instant of transition is accompanied by an emission of beautiful light. Momento freezes that moment of ephemeral beauty and turns it into a source of light.
The elliptical shadow, folding over itself - captures the glassmaker's spinning technique. It is a gentle ripple of light just like when a droplet hits the surface of still water.
More on Momento here.
FLOW[T] - NAO TAMURA
The reflections of the Venetian cityscape glistening over the evening water hints at an imaginary city below the moving surface. There is a border between the world under and th land above. In the city of Venice, where the real world and fantasty coexists, this chandelier is the embodiment of the beauty of dual worlds.
Flow[T] is a contemporary chandilier inspired by the colours of the Venetian lagoon and customized to the desires of each owner. Each piece enjoys its own shape and in multiples, they create a sculptural display of lighting.
More on Flow[T] here.
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.
More on Milan Design Week here.
An age-old tradition founded in the 1st Century BC - WonderGlass utilise the magnificent craftmanship skill to create a lot of our products and bespoke pieces dependent on the project itself. This video gives an insight to the world of glassblowing and the skill involved.
More on our DNA here.
WonderGlass' home-from-home Venice in all it's beauty. Home to our production house and team of incredibly skilled and gifted glass-blowers, techincal team and overall Creative Core.
More on the Creative Core available here.
WonderGlass co-founder Christian Mussati interviewed by Design Émotionnel during Design Days 2014 at Palais de Tokyo talking of the WonderGlass creations and Flow[T].
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.
More on Milan Design Week 2014 here.
WonderGlass co-founder Maurizio Mussati interviewed by Domus during Salone Milano 2013 on why WonderGlass was founded and we stand for.
For its official launch in Milan WonderGlass drew upon the time-honoured experience of Venetian master glass-blowers and the contemporary touch offered by international designers, capable of interpreting the beauty of glass in a spectacular, innovative manner paired with the most advanced technological research on lighting.
Feautring Nao Tamura, Jamie Hayon, Zaha Hadid & Nendo.
ISTITUTO DEI CIECHI
Via Vivaio, 7 - MILAN, 20122
9th/14th April 2013
10.00 - 20.00
More on Milan Design Week 2013 here.