Physalis | LIGHT BLOWING FESTIVAL 2018
Physalis by Cristina Celestino for WonderGlass will be presented at Light Blowing Festival, a celebration of the complexity of lighting within hand blown glass, as part of Venice Glass Week.
Physalis, designed by Cristina Celestino is inspired by the delicate process of harvesting fresh flowers for the purpose of drying. Celestino was particularly interested in the Physalis variety of flowering plants, which stand out for their characteristic lantern shape. An ephemeral organic architecture consisting of a very light and impalpable envelope.
Physalis is blown by WonderGlass’ master glassmakers using Pulegoso glass on Murano. Like the flower with its characteristically desaturated palette, the pieces range from warmer pink tones to semi-transparent whites. The glass replica is a composed of a pale pink glass filtered by the texture of the bubbles enclosed in it. The glass externally is almost imperceptible, delicate and shiny, consisting of three fruits hanging sweetly on a branched metallic stem, lit up with impalpable light.
Fondaco Marcello, Venice
9th – 30th September 2018