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A Young Italian Designer’s New Take On Centuries-Old Venetian Glass

Combining centuries-old Murano glass with a kind of icy, sci-fi geometry, Venetian designer Giorgia Zanellato’s latest collection aims to showcase the magic of the material. “Sospesi” — Italian for “suspended”— is a series of nine glass pieces that play with light and balance, where the milky and richly intense blues reflect and change with the light. Zanellato uses a variety of techniques to create the sheens and textures of the pieces — the filigrana technique results in a look of stripes via little glass tubes, the incamiciato technique uses different layers of different kinds of glass to result in a final unique color, and a special pearl finishing gives the whole collection its ethereal quality. The “Sospesi” collection of vases will be on display at The Gallery Brussels until October 1.

PHOTOS BY MATTIA BALSAMINI

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