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Simone Crestani presents Vanitas and Africa

Visionary artist and master glassblower Simone Crestani presents Vanitas and Africa for Artemest Virtual Craft Week, two new stunning contemporary tabletop accessories collections, fully handcrafted in borosilicate glass.

An artist and designer as well as a master glassblower, ​Simone Crestani brings a contemporary reinterpretation to an artisan tradition and an occupation whose most important center of production has been the area around Venice since ancient times. His flame worked borosilicate glass uses an innovative technique that Simone himself describes as hollow sculpting, that allows him to create large works that incorporate the smallest details. By pushing glass to its limits and becoming one with it, the artist continues his very personal expressive search for beauty and the poetics of form, in an infinite ode to nature’s spell, its fragility, and wonder.

For ​Artemest Virtual Crafts Week, Simone introduces two new stunning tabletop collections, fully handcrafted in mouth-blown glass. Vanitas, is a collection of tabletop pieces inspired by XVII century still life paintings. The elegant and clean shapes of bottles and glasses are adorned with finely made glass black flies attached to the clear surface, as symbol of the connection between art and life. The collection is composed of a decanter and different types of goblets which shape is a reinterpretation of an antique Venetian design. The second collection, Africa, is composed of three bottles each with linear shapes adorned with a unique cap boasting the horns of wild African animals: the oryx, the antelope and the buffalo.

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