Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

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Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

Italian designer Mario Trimarchi of Fragile has created this range of glass vases suspended in wire frames for Italian design brand Alessi.

Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

Above image is copyright Riccardo Bianchi

Called Intanto (Italian for 'meanwhile'), the vases come in three sizes and feature tear-drop shaped glass vessels supported by intertwined metal threads.

Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

Above image is copyright Riccardo Bianchi

See also: La Stanza dello Scirocco by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

Photographs are copyright Santi Caleca e Mario Trimarchi unless stated otherwise.

The information that follows is from Trimarchi:


Mario Trimarchi designs for Alessi INTANTO, a series of floating vases

INTANTO (in Italian the word “intanto” means “meanwhile”) is a small collection of floating vases inspired by contemplating a flower's uncertain lifespan: from the moment it is cut to when it withers.

Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

The design of these vases evokes this limbo: the tenuous existence of a flower once it has been eternally severed from its plant. Made of transparent glass with a dewdrop shape, the vase is suspended in air with an ethereal and almost invisible intertwining of metal threads.

Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

The INTANTO vases are an exercise in lightness and are, in fact, as light as the flowers they will hold. The largest vase weighs approximately 200 grams.

Intanto by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

Above image is copyright Studio FRAGILE

INTANTO is made of 18/10 stainless steel with a glass holder and was designed in three sizes: for one, for a few and for many flowers. INTANTO is also illustrated in a booklet developed and created by Mario Trimarchi and FRAGILE, his corporate identity studio, and is distributed with the vase to show the visual suggestions and considerations which inspired the project.


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  • http://millerighe.blogspot.com/ Rocco

    The Shadow's project… Very Good

  • mmm

    Ah, yes, I saw them in the new Alessi catalog. Good!