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apr 18, 2011

campana brothers for venini

campana brothers for venini‘fragments’ (‘frammenti rossi’) by the campana brothers for venini image © designboom

 

 

 

at the venini ninetieth anniversary show during milan design week, brazilian designers fernando and humberto campana exhibited their new ‘fragments’ standing lamps alongside earlier blown glass sculptures and a large installation piece.

the standing ‘frammenti rossi’ lamps are part of venini’s new artlight collection. each an assemblage of glass pieces in primarily red, clear, and white, the pieces are identifiably of the campana aesthetic, which often includes found objects and references brazilian street life and carnival culture, using aesthetic taste and artisan techniques to transform fragments and simple materials into opulent and interesting objects of design. fine wire wraps in and around the pieces of the sculpture, holding them together through holes punched into the glassware.

in the ‘fragments’ series, as in all of venini’s collaborations, the brothers’ ideas are realized by the company’s traditional murano glassblowers.

 

installation view at the venini exhibition during milan design week 2011 image © designboom

 

full view of one of the lamps image © designboom

 

view of another lamphead image © designboom

 

each piece is unique image © designboom

 

detail view image © designboom

 

‘rivivo’ by the campana brothers for venini image © designboom

 

 

 

sharing a similar aesthetic to the ‘fragments’ lamps, ‘rivivo’ is a sculptural installation composed of red glass fragments in varying shades and opacities. the same wire threads pass in and out of the sculptural elements, while in this piece, shards of broken glass remain scattered on the ground below.

 

detail view of base image © designboom

 

‘esperança’ by the campana brothers for venini image © designboom

 

 

 

part of venini’s 2010 collection, the ‘esperança’ pieces include pendant lamps, a chandelier, and a series of vases. the last of these was exhibited in a retrospective room at the venini exhibition that included earlier works from the designers featured this year, including luca nichetto and ronan and erwan bouroullec.

 

additional view image © designboom

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