paola navone's blu chandelier for barovier & toso paola navone's blu chandelier for barovier & toso
apr 27, 2010

paola navone's blu chandelier for barovier & toso

paola navone’s blue chandelier for barovier & toso




in her latest exhibition titled ‘BLU’ at the temporary museum for new design for milan design week 2010, paola navone interpreted the barovier & toso glass with a scenographic installation in a large dark space lit by elaborate creations of custom  built lamps. all designs were colored in blue tones varying from blue, dutch blue, cobalt blue to aquamarine.




helping to guide visitors through the dark space were a sea of floating, luminescent creatures reminiscent of jellyfish made from macroscopic glass threads and lit by LEDs . meanwhile the walls, scenery and flooring were created using poor materials from murano, including coarse wood and rusty iron. interspersed between the scenery were copies of the small bedside lamp designed in 1927 by ercole barovier for his son angelo, of which just one copy was produced at the time. it has been created in a special limited series in klein blue for milan design week 2010.

detail of blue glass sconces against weathered-wood paneling at the entrance to the exhibition image © designboom


image © designboom


limited series bedside lamps in klein blue interspersed throughout the exhibition space



hanging glass discs reminiscent of floating jellyfish



detail image © designboom




at the entrance, a large family tree outlining the history of the barovier lineage was presented image © designboom


portrait in glass representing a family member of the barovier line image © designboom


image © designboom


image © designboom

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