attico fills cavity with colorful liquid for laguna glass collection
 
attico fills cavity with colorful liquid for laguna glass collection attico fills cavity with colorful liquid for laguna glass collection
nov 04, 2013

attico fills cavity with colorful liquid for laguna glass collection

attico fills cavity with colorful liquid for laguna glass collection
image © mattia balsamini
all images courtesy of attico

 

 

 

influenced by the constant mutability of coastal tides, the ‘laguna’ series designed by cristina celestino of italian studio attico refers to the physical nature of a lagoon – a coastal basin separated from the sea by an island barrier. the collection of transparent tumblers creates a similar relationship between its delicate liquid content and the boundary that surrounds it. the name ‘laguna’ is derived from the latin etymon ‘lacuna’, meaning empty space – and the borosilicate glass objects are made from overlapping layers, enclosing a cavity filled with colored liquid. ethereal traces of light and color fluidly move between the walls of the holder, displaying a 2D image similar to the line-block paintings of rothko, where horizontal stripes blur into each other, avoiding any idea of static shape and border.


the ‘laguna’ collection of colorful glasses that refer to the physical structure of a tidal lagoon basin
image © mattia balsamini


the transparent layers of borosilicate glass contain a cavity space filled with colorful liquid
image © mattia balsamini


the name ‘laguna’ is derived from the latin etymon ‘lacuna’, meaning empty space
image © mattia balsamini


delicate traces of light and color fluidly move between the walls
image © mattia balsamini


the layered compositions are similar to the line-block paintings of rothko, 1950 where horizontal stripes blur into each other
image © mattia balsamini

 

 

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