SOUND & DREAMS MEET CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AT 2019 MILAN DESIGN WEEK
The wisdom of the millenary art of glass-making, the magic of sound experimentation, creativity applied to the project take shape in an engaging Milano Fuorisalone exhibition, where sensorially is the fil-rouge.
The exhibition invites to dream with eyes open or shut on a modern daybed, or to immerse yourself in sounds connected to the glass material.
Some of the works are part of the Glassound project, born from the unprecedented collaboration between some Murano glass masters and the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice students. The research branch starts from the voice of the furnace in its infinite vibrations produced during its activities and attains at the creation of objects that investigate the relationship between sound and glass.
A special thanks goes to Studio Arlenghi & Agostini Avvocati, who host the exhibition.
The exhibition welcomes its guest by inviting the guests to seat on the CP_58 daybed, relax, look up and admire the fabulous Castiglioni marble staircase while indulging themselves by entering for a while into the Morpheous world.
Elegant Precious, inviting, eclectic: CP_58 daybed is a contemporary reinterpretation of a design masterpiece.
The refined choices of materials combined with the frame design conceived by Claudio Pironi confer a sophisticated and luscious feeling to this extraordinary daybed.
The couches are separated pieces sewed each one individually, in order to provide more softness and elasticity to the daybed. They rest on Afromosia wood, a precious material used in the 30’s and 40’s for it’s extraordinary elegance.
The slight structure of the foot recalls large metal architectural projects, while the mirror-polished base is designed to surprise, thanks to the sensation of visual dematerialization and lightness.
A contemporary design experience that takes inspiration both from Roman couches and Minimalists lessons, distilling them down into a new design classic.
Chimere is a sound installation that investigates the relationship between the glass material, its shape and sound. The artwork, placed on an elegant aisle, presents four compositions created by combining elements from the glass production of the companies involved in the project and parts designed on purpose to harmonize the whole in its function.
Each element amplifies and qualifies a particular sound frequency. The sounds are those produced from the furnace during the glass manufacture and registered in eld registration. The reference to Chimera’s myth relates to the methodological process adopted: the section and selection of what exists – the raw material – and the assembly of parts of different natures, have the purpose of creating new meanings, of reinterpreting and the function of originating a stronger element.
Soffio was born from the relationship between a sound and its shape. The master glassmaker, to create the glass vase, blows inside a metal pipe and produces a sound. That sound was recorded and displayed in wave form through a software. A section of that graph gave life to the very profile of the vase. The shape of the central element, which function as an illuminating body, was obtained by inserting the image of the vase in a different software that read it as a spectrogram (the graphic representation of the intensity of a sound according to time and frequency), thus producing a new sound. The external vase is therefore the shape given by the sound wave of the master’s breath, while the internal illuminating element comes from the profile given by the spectrogram of the sound of the external vase. The production process of new forms, starting from the breath that generates the first element, is therefore potentially infinite.
LAMPADARIO FLUIDO (LIQUID CHANDELIER)
A classic Murano glass chandelier has been redesigned with an original long and flowing shape. Regarding the elements that compose it, some derive from Signoretto Lampadari production, others have been reelaborated and redesigned according to the composition. These modules were then inserted into a supple illuminating element which, in addition to illuminating them from the inside, gives it fluidity and the possibility of modifying its design.
CP_58: designed by Claudio Pironi
Lampadario Fluido: designed by Fabiola Perin
Chimere: Designed by Fabiola Perin
Soffio: Designed by Edda Schuette
Design and Installation: thanks to Atelier Decorazione B, Accademia di Belle Arti Venezia, Signoretto Lampadari, Almost Blue, Isabella Giglia.
Pictures: courtesy of Studio Arlenghi e Agostini Avvocati
Photographer: Martina Scaravati