diego chilò for venini
 
diego chilò for venini
apr 13, 2010

diego chilò for venini

‘asolo’ by diego chilo

italian artist and designer diego chilo has collaborated with glass maker venini to produce ‘nel vetro c’e’, a new collection of 10 vases. the colorful pieces are hand blown, each displaying individual characteristics. metal mesh and copper rings are embedded on the surface of some of the vases.

‘nel vetro c’e’ is currently on display at galleria galica during milan design week 2010.

diego chilò for venini detail of ‘asolo’

copper rings are freely set during the processing of the glass master that collects the glass thanks to a fast rotating motion. they are previously heated so that the coupling with the hot glass is as safe as possible.

diego chilò for venini copper rings

diego chilò for venini making of metal spirals to be inserted into the vases

diego chilò for venini image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘oriente’ image © designboom

diego chilò for venini detail of ‘oriente’ image © designboom

diego chilò for venini image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘oriente lattimo’

small copper rings generate and mark a reddish colour graphic into the vase’s surface; it is the result of a thermal reaction, adding charm to the hand work.

diego chilò for venini making of ‘oriente lattimo’ image © designboom

diego chilò for venini image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘fiorvero’ image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘novecento’ image © designboom

diego chilò for venini image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘visconte’

diego chilò for venini ‘visconte’ detail image © designboom

the metal applications, laying on a white volume, take the light and illuminate the surface.

diego chilò for venini ‘visconte’ detail image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘talismano’ image © designboom

diego chilò for venini ‘preludio’ image © designboom

a blown volume: more layers, one on the other perfectly matching. the colours fade and suggest the chromatic research that is part of the design. the low relief of the edges, wavy lines of various glass paste, is the most visible signature of the manual of this process.

diego chilò for venini detail of preludio

diego chilò for venini diegò chilo portrait © designboom

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