Where Are My Glasses? by Ron Arad for VENINI
18th September - 20th October 2018
VENINI has a long history of bringing creative talents to Murano in Venice and allow them to engage in extreme experimentation, free from stylism or preconceptions creating moments of pure harmony between designer and maestro (master glassmaker), pushing their skills in the quest for a unique perfection. Following great talents like Carlo Scarpa, Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti, Massimiliano Fuksas, Alessandro Mendini, Gaetano Pesce, Tadao Ando, Peter Marino and many others to mention just a few, the name of Ron Arad joins the prestigious list of artists with whom VENINI has had the privilege of collaborating.
Each art work is entirely handmade making each piece unique in its sculptural form. Ron Arad's creative genius suggested inviting VENINI's maestros to blow the glass into a metal spectacle frame which at a certain point acts like an almost 'too-tight belt'. It is at this instant in which the form of each Where Are My Glasses? vase is determined, where the glass concedes to the opposite force of the metal frame, crystallizing into an extraordinary one-of-a-kind piece.