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The show

The glass at the center of an exhibition, as a design theme and an everyday object. This brief but exhaustive concept contains the introduction to "Forme del bere" , the exhibition project curated by Elisa Testori for the InGalleria, the Art Gallery of Punta Conteri is devoted to the narration and dissemination of the world of glass through different projects and objects, styles, geographies, techniques and mediums.

Fifth exhibition promoted and partly produced by InGalleria, “ Forme del bere ” is no exception. It was born in Murano but looks far to embrace other places and other techniques combined in homage to the theme of the glass glass, understood and shown as an object of use and as an artifact.

Ideally divided into two sections - one lowered into the contemporary with nine glasses designed for the occasion by as many international designers and made in Murano; and one referring to the recent history of the glass, the twentieth century, which shows a possible reference lexicon in which projects by international designers and Italian, Murano and European producers converge - the exhibition testifies, through about fifty "forms of drinking", some among the possible and valid ways of dealing with and declining a small object of everyday life.

Lorenzo Damiani, Giulio Iacchetti, Astrid Luglio, Martinelli Venezia, mischer'traxler studio, Luca Nichetto, Philippe Nigro, Ionna Vautrin, Zaven the nine designers , each invited to design a different type of glass: the water-wine-digestive set, a glass dedicated to water, a glass for the "house" wine, the water and wine couple, the beer mug, the cocktail glass, the champagne glass, the whiskey glass and the tipetto - the Venetian goblet, in homage to the place that saw the birth of this project.

Alongside these, a selection of pieces taken from the recent history of the glass, the twentieth century, as examples from a reference language that has developed and established itself over time. These are glasses in series, small series or "out of series" that illustrate the history and the stories of some protagonists among the masters, districts and companies that have been able to combine design and production know-how in the best possible way: Guido Balsamo Stella, Achille Castiglioni , Aldo Cibic, Joe Colombo, Piero Fornasetti, Kaj Franck, Johanna Grawunder, Rikke Hagen, Joseph Hoffmann, Richard Hutten, Adolf Loos, Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Alessandro Mendini, Carlo Moretti, Yoichi Ohira, Peter Pelzel, Gio Ponti, Roberto Sambonet, Alvaro Siza, Ettore Sottsass, Lino Tagliapietra, Matteo Thun, Carlo Tosi “Caramea”, Tapio Wirkkala, Marco Zanuso.


Works on display

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Fondamenta Giustinian, 1
30141 Venice


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