Sottsass glass production on display in Venice
It’s time to book a flight to Venice and It’s time to visit Le Stanze del Vetro, an amazing initiative of study and exhibition about venetian glassmaking tradition, focusing on 20th and 21st centuries designers.
From the 10th of April to the 30th of July, Le Stanze del Vetro will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian architect Ettore Sottsass with an exhibition of his glass and crystal production. 200 works on display – mostly from the Ernest Mourmans collection – many of which on show for the first time.
“Ettore Sottsass: The Glass” is curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of Art History of Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the set-up design is by Annabelle Selldorf Studio.
Sottsass’s glass pieces are complex organisms, designed as if they were characters – says the curator. The artist-architect breaks through the technical boundaries of the objects using materials such as glass, plastic and polycarbonates and brings them to life. They are beings made of many elements that create a lively yet imaginary world.
The exhibition catalogue, published by Skira, will be the first anthology of Sottsass glass production.