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Poetry of Lights by Simone Crestani – Master Glass Blower


On the occasion of Milan Design Week – being held in the Italian city from the 9th to the 14th of April 2019 – the Adele-C showroom in the Brera district will be holding another of its encounters entitled Gli Incontri di Adele Cassina, the series of events born of the communicative affinity between the empathic strength of Adele Cassina and the sensibilities of artist-designers in synchrony with the brand’s aesthetics and values.

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During the Fuorisalone, the discreet and evocative boutique at Via Marsala 11 in the heart of the Brera district will be hosting Poetry of Lights, unveiling the poetic visions and crystalline universe of Simone Crestani, master glass blower, artist and craftsman, in his infinite ode to the enchantment of nature.

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The match-up and communicative encounter between Adele Cassina and Simone Crestani has given rise to one of the exhibition’s new works, to be unveiled during Milan Design Week: Rain, a collection composed of vases and small containers for the table, designed by Simone for Adele-C and part of the company’s 2019 catalogue. The collection reveals an absolutely 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.

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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.

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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.

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