Drawing Glass by Fabrica
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Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Dezeen promotion: a range of delicate glass objects by Italian research centre Fabrica will be on show at the exhibition space of design brand Luminaire during Design Miami 2013 next month.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab
Flags by Sam Baron. Main image: Natura Morta by Valentina Carretta

Members of the Fabrica team created the glass pieces without digital tools, instead sketching quick drawings that were interpreted in 3D by master glass blowers.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab
Perspective by Dean Brown

The six pieces each have functional elements so they can be used as stands or containers.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab
Tandem by Charlotte Juillard

The items will be exhibited along with the original drawings at the Luminaire Lab, 3901 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, during both Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach from 4 to 8 December.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab
Triptych by Giorgia Zanellato

Also on show will be Tokujin Yoshioka's Element collection of tables with surfaces balanced on angled supports.

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During Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami 2013, Luminaire will curate an immersive and educational exhibition featuring work in a variety of typologies and scales. In addition to showcasing new work by world-renown visionaries such as Tokujin Yoshioka and a book launch with Patricia Urquiola, the exhibition will also introduce Drawing Glass - a limited series of glass objects from Italian design research center Fabrica, to American audiences.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab
Utsuwa by Ryu Yamamoto

The poetic collection of glassworks has found the balance between thoughtfully conceptual and functional. The idea was a project related to the creative process from the mind to the physical. Away from any form of digital tools the Fabrica team got back to basics. The ethereal series is based on quick, gestural drawings by a variety of noted designers. These drawings, without specifications or technical details then are interpreted by master glass-blowers giving the two-dimensional drawings a three-dimensional existence. Each artwork is composed of the original drawing and original glass piece.

We are eager to share this experience with the public this year, and look forward to your visit.

Each of the designs selected as explained by the designer in the Fabrica Team:

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Flags by Sam Baron

It seems that the freedom of the wind let this three squared pieces of glass hanged on their base structure in a position for ever. Instead you can give a different aspect to the ensemble by moving them as you feel, creating each time a new landscape.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Perspective by Dean Brown

Adopting the principle of single point perspective drawing two spherical containers are physically and conceptuality joined. They are empty and full versions of each other, contrasting in scale and materiality – properties to contain different things.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Natura Morta by Valentina Carretta

Natura Morta is an omage to Art. Two simple geometric structures composed by glass tubes can be placed together and adorned with candle sticks, flowers and small fruits, as a beautiful centrepiece. The glass acts as a podium for those common elements populating our tables – reminiscent of a classic Natura Morta painting.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Tandem by Charlotte Juillard

A hybrid object made of two complementary elements creates a curiously sculptural ornamental vase. The glass become not just a support for flowers but has a new function, becoming a visual and useful tool – the glass rods drawing the form.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Utsuwa by Ryu Yamamoto

Utsuwa is inspired by the Japanese character 器 which means a container. Here it is represented as a big organic bowl protected by a geometric frame. Some Japanese characters, such as 器, are hieroglyphs made from pictorial drawings, which represent words.

Drawing Glass by Fabrica at Luminaire Lab

Triptych by Giorgia Zanellato

Three micro architectures take shape as a series of shelters, joined as a communal unit. The ordered and consistent intersections are interrupted by bold and floating shapes. Together they form a collective geometry to become three vases of different heights.

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