SOGNI INFRANTI, 1992 Mario Bellini
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!!!