The "Alcova" collection by the Bouroullec brothers for Wonderglass

Milanese glass miracle

In Milan, Wonderglass presents two very different collections, each of which stands in its own way between craftsmanship and art.

Since 2013, the Wonderglass brand, founded by Christian and Maurizio Mussati, has rendered outstanding services to Venetian glass art. This year the company moved into the Istituto dei Ciechi during the Milan Furniture Fair. Two new collections will be presented there under the title "Kosmos", one designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and the other by Atelier Fornasetti. "Alcova" is the name of the Bouroullec brothers' series. Each object is in two parts and consists of a cylindrical vase and a screen behind the vase. This shade is available in two shapes - as a right-angled or semicircular niche, the latter terminating with a calotte at the top. All elements of the collection are made of thick-walled glass, which is intended to make the craftsmanship of the objects visible.

Studio Fornasetti has designed a "floating" obelisk for Wonderglass. "Through the Clouds" is the name of the object, which seems to have arisen from a surreal daydream and for whose presentation in the Istituto dei Ciechi a special pavilion was built. There, the obelisks, on which the classic Fornasetti woman portrait is applied and which surrounds a glass cloud, float at the height of the viewer's head.

In addition to these two series, two other glass objects were created for the so-called Wonderlab, the experimental offshoot of Wonderglass: the glass bench "Prism" by Israeli designer Dan Yeffet, which consists of numerous coloured glass slats, and "Echo" by Studiopluz, a sculpture with light and sound effects from glass circles, which is accompanied by a video installation. In addition to the Istituto dei Ciechi, Wonderglass is also present at Spazio Krizia, here with a work by the Raw Edges design studio called "Horah". The object, whose movement is inspired by the circle dance of the same name, combines glass, light and mechanics. (fap)

Istituto the Ciechi
Via Vivaio 7
20122 Milan

17 to 21 April, 10am to 7pm
22 April, 10am to 4pm

Spazio Krizia
Via Daniele Manin 21
April 17 to 21

Like a small sculpture niche: "Alcova" by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
"Through the Clouds" by Studio Fornasetti, here in malachite green
The glass bench "Prism" by Dan Yeffet
The sound and light installation "Echo" by Studiopluz
Design drawing for "Horah", a glass object by Raw Edges, exhibited at Spazio Krizia in Milan.