patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress
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may 04, 2011
patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress


‘all ambiq’ by patricia urquiola for glasstress 2011
image courtesy of patricia urquiola

on display at the venice beinnale from june 4th through november 27th is the second edition of glasstress,
an exhibition which originally saw success at the 2009 fair. featuring the work of international artists and
designers including that of spanish-born patricia urquiola, the installation explores the contemporary application
and interpretation of murano glass work.

urquiola’s collection entitled ‘all ambiq’ was previewed in a collateral event during milan design week 2011.
whimsical and organic in their design, the hand-blown vessels feature mutated forms that begin to resemble
that of birds, coral and plant-life. each jewel-toned piece, intricately imagined and conceived,
embodies a methodology that unites a contemporary aesthetic together with traditional craftsmanship.


coral-like vessels
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this year, glasstress examines and portrays the complex relationship that ties art, design and architecture together.
looking to revive the discussion of critical issues that surround design, the exhibition simultaneously questions
the functions, meaning and interpretations of art and objects.


each vase is intricate in its design, featuring patterned glass, contrasting colors and details
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mutated and organic forms adopt bird and plant-like appearances
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designer patricia urquiola
portrait © designboom

glasstress, a collateral event of the 54th international venice
biennale, is now its its second year after it debut at the fair in 2009.
conceived by adriano berengo, the contemporary art exhibition collaborates with prominent artists and designers from around the
world to showcase their talent and creative expressions through glass.

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