patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress
 
patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress
may 04, 2011

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress

‘all ambiq’ by patricia urquiola for glasstress 2011 image courtesy of patricia urquiola

on display at the venice beinnale from june 4th through november 27th is the second edition of glasstress, an exhibition which originally saw success at the 2009 fair. featuring the work of international artists and designers including that of spanish-born patricia urquiola, the installation explores the contemporary application and interpretation of murano glass work.

urquiola’s collection entitled ‘all ambiq’ was previewed in a collateral event during milan design week 2011. whimsical and organic in their design, the hand-blown vessels feature mutated forms that begin to resemble that of birds, coral and plant-life. each jewel-toned piece, intricately imagined and conceived, embodies a methodology that unites a contemporary aesthetic together with traditional craftsmanship.

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress coral-like vessels image © designboom

this year, glasstress examines and portrays the complex relationship that ties art, design and architecture together. looking to revive the discussion of critical issues that surround design, the exhibition simultaneously questions the functions, meaning and interpretations of art and objects.

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress each vase is intricate in its design, featuring patterned glass, contrasting colors and details image © designboom

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress detail image © designboom

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress image © designboom

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress detail image © designboom

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress mutated and organic forms adopt bird and plant-like appearances image © designboom

patricia urquiola: all ambiq for glasstress designer patricia urquiola portrait © designboom

glasstress, a collateral event of the 54th international venice biennale, is now its its second year after it debut at the fair in 2009. conceived by adriano berengo, the contemporary art exhibition collaborates with prominent artists and designers from around the world to showcase their talent and creative expressions through glass.

  • not anything groundbreaking, but definitely pretty

    Kay Humelt

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