Before we know it, it’s Milan Design Week again. It’s time to start filling up your calendars with things to see. One launch we’re excited to see is that of Simone Crestani, master glass blower, artist and craftsman. His new collection, Rain, is a match-up and communicative encounter between Adele Cassina and designer.
During the Fuorisalone, the Adele-C showroom in the Brera district will be hosting Poetry of Lights, where Rain, a collection composed of vases and small containers for the table, designed by Simone for Adele-C.
FashionRepublik has featured earlier the beautiful glass work of Simone Crestani and can’t wait to see more original component within the artist’s production, given by the use of colour; each element, signed and numbered, represents to all effects a unique and unrepeatable piece, since it is entirely hand made from hollow-sculpted borosilicate glass.
Like raindrops gently brushing the surfaces, transparent spheres of glass ripple ethereally through space before sliding gently onto each item of the collection; they combine into compositions which differ each time, posing delicately along the edge and the upper part of each vase. Their presence – fragile, luminous and at the same time exuberant – becomes the element which sets this series apart.
Poetry of Lights, the personal exhibition of glass artist Simone Crestani for Milan Design Week, can be viewed in the Adele-C showroom at Via Marsala 11, Milan from the 9th to the 14th of April; opening hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. The inauguration of the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 11 April.