How to give matter a voice. Glass collection "The Blowing Man" designed by Antonio Aricò, blown by artisan Massimo Lunardon and produced by Editamateria, puts this challenge in the hands of man, one rooted to his land and culture.
Five pieces in borosilicate glass, created in limited edition, tell a story through a poetic and dreamlike interpretation of the art of blown glass. A collection that strives to conceptually and concretely put man, the creative protagonist, at the center of attention.
A project not just tied to aesthetics and functionality, but rather a theatre in which man is still the main character along with the object, in a game of light and shadows that highlight skillful craftsmanship through the poetry of delicate gestures such as blowing.
Following his studies at Polytechnic schools in Scotland, Spain and Australia, Aricò works between the studio and showroom in Milan (collaborating with Seletti, Barilla and Alessi) and Reggio Emilia, where he lives. Since his 2012 collection "Back Home", the designer has focused on the relationship between various and deep Italian artisanal identities and design. A path joining instinct and rationality, the emotions of people and the concreteness of objects.
Photographer: © Lorenzo Pennati
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