emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
 
emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
jun 23, 2015

emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti


emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti

all images courtesy of paolo cappello 

 

 

 

italian designer paolo cappello and venetian glass producers ercole moretti combine talents to present ’emulsioni’, a collection of decorative murano glass plates and bowls. the objects, created with the ancient murrine technique, are modeled to look like emulsion foam. they appear extremely light and fragile, yet remain solid and fully usable.

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modeled after emulsion foam, the pieces look very light and fragile, but remain fully functional 

 

 

 

to make the pieces, ercole moretti artisans placed small, transparent glass cylinders spontaneously on a mould, then filled the gaps with a colored glass sand. when placed in the furnace, the two melt together. the murrine technique is dated back to ancient romans, and is still used by a select few glassworks based in murano. 

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’emulsioni’ collection 

emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
three colors and sizes 

emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
whatever lies beneath the dishes can be clearly seen through the transparent glass 

emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
’emulsioni’ detail 

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transparent cylinders are placed spontaneously, then compacted with colored glass sand

emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
pre-finishing 

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’emulsioni’ dish 

emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
preliminary sketches

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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