Mario Bellini's Designs for Venini Spanning a Decade!!!

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SOGNI INFRANTI, 1992 Mario Bellini

 

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CHIMERE work in progress, 2012 Mario Bellini

 

I love the vibrancy & grace of blown glass 
and was once again enchanted by 
exhibition during Milan Design Week.
(see blog 4/21/11)

It was held at the divine Museo Bagatti Valsecchi,
a stunning "house museum" on Via Gesu,
in the middle of Milan's shopping mecca,
between Via Monte Napoleone & Via Spiga!!!      

Titled "The White Collection," 
this extraordinary selection of "glass art" includes 
renown international designers,
including Japanese architect Tadao Ando
Italian designer Alessandro Mendini,
and English designers Barber & Osgerby
who most recently designed the 2012 Olympic Torch.

I was most captivated by the two collections, 
created 10 years apart, by Italian designer & architect

All six pieces are sublime ....
the over-the-top whimsey & color in the earlier series 
is a revered "accessoration supreme," 
while  the more minimal, sculptural shapes & colors of 2012 
 have a more contemporary feeling.


I can't make a "must-have" decision ....
& would be equally thrilled 
by anyone of these pieces
"accessorating" my living room!!!