The vessel goes to the heart of our work. They embody that most serene place, where we may repose and gaze out at the world. Simultaneously, it is with them that we are able to do our most cutting edge experiments.
Since 1994 we have been combining Italian cold-worked cutting techniques with Swedish blown glass color underlay and overlay. Originally inspired by Carlo Scarpa's work with Venini in the 1930s and 40s, we have taken battuto where - to the best of our knowledge - no one else had gone. Cutting through the thin layers of colour, revealing those underneath, weaving pattern and colour on the one hand, form and texture on the other, the vessel allows new combinations in color and subtleties of form.
They may be a reflection of something found elsewhere in the world, in walls, fields, the bark of a tree, a river flowing downstream at twilight, or simply a pure abstraction of geometry and color.