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more interior images of the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi – note the profusion of renaissance detailing: no expense was spared in the creation of this 19th century interior
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last year for their 90th birthday, Venini filled the Palazzo with glass designed by studio job
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Two of my favourites, the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi and Venini come together again to present their new collection. The Palazzo is located in the centre of Milan in the Via Santo Sprito near the main shopping district. Built in the 19th century by 2 brothers, the Palazzo is a amalgamation of the Renaissance and the 19th Century. It was turned into a museum in 1994 and has been used by Venetian glass manufacturers, Venini, to show off their wares for the past few years. Clearly the luxe appointments of the Bagatti Valsecchi is a fitting backdrop to the rich colours of Venini’s Murano glass creations.
This year, the Italian designer Fabio Novembre has created stacked vases for renowned italian glass manufacturer Venini.
To create the vases, the incalmo glass technique is used — a complex technique where different sections of blown glass are placed one on the other. After the first piece is made, the second must be placed directly on the edge while still hot, fitting perfectly and fusing so there is no overlap.
I seem to recall that Jonathan Adler did something similar a few years ago, but I am loving the colours and the chemical composition of the pieces.
BAGATTI VALSECCHI MUSEUM
22 April 2012