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Artist

Title

Bambu

dimensions

H 41 cm D 29 cm

Material

Glass

price

£ 7500

about

Designed by Eleana Cutolo for Venini.

Born in Naples in 1966, Cutolo studied architecture in Naples and Barcelona and graduated in 1992. Since 1998 she is based in Milan where she began collaborations with Sottsass & Associates on architectural projects. She has been working alongside Sottsass since 2002 and is in charge of interior decoration projects, exhibition design, product and furniture design.

Her collaboration with Venini began in 2005. In her own words:

‘Vietnam: my first trip to the Far East. Among my memories, the image of amazing bamboo structures, 'mega-baskets' enclosing buildings or skyscrapers under construction, acting as the equivalent of 'our' innocent tube scaffolds. But while the latter are patently rigid, the wonderful oriental structures seem to flex and oscillate, as if, according to the bamboo reeds, the best way to support a building were to pliantly follow the capricious blowing of the wind. This is how the Bambu vase was conceived: a rigid inner body - the vase to hold water - protected and glorified by a glass reed structure, changing shape according to the fanciful glassblower.’

Venini

Bambu