Gradienti VasesRegular price€395.00 Sale price
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Designed by Laura Sattin
The collection called ‘Gradienti’ is inspired by the infinite colour nuances of the sky. The technique used to make these vases is called ‘sfumato’, where the goal is to achieve imperceptible transitions between hues of soft colors.
Because of the unpredictable behaviour of the colors during melting and during the hot working process, every vase is different: sometimes the transition from one colour to another is perfectly smooth, other times you can read a clear transition, a kind of horizon. This unpredictable component is what makes each vase unique.
To make a piece, two colors of molten glass are combined at the beginning of the glass-making process. They are then dipped in an extra thin layer of transparent glass and mouth-blown into a wooden mould. Finally, the opening of the vase is shaped freehand. After cooling overnight in the kiln, the vases are sandblasted and waxed giving the pieces a satin, smooth and soft surface.
About the designer
Laura Sattin (1989) is an Italian architect and glass designer. Born and raised in Vicenza, Italy, she now lives in Basel, Switzerland. Since 2015, in parallel with her career as an architect, she dedicates herself to the study of glass working techniques and the creation of blown glass objects. Her works, characterised by a careful combination of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetic, have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions worldwide, such as DesignArt Tokyo, DesignMiami/ Basel, and more.