emulsioni decorative glass plates by paolo cappello and ercole moretti
 
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


three colors and sizes


whatever lies beneath the dishes can be clearly seen through the transparent glass


’emulsioni’ detail

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


pre-finishing

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’emulsioni’ dish


preliminary sketches

 

 

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