Campana Brothers for Venini


‘fragments’ (‘frammenti rossi’) by the campana brothers for venini
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at the venini ninetieth anniversary show during milan design week, brazilian designers fernando and humberto campana
exhibited their new ‘fragments’ standing lamps alongside earlier blown glass sculptures and a large installation piece.

the standing ‘frammenti rossi’ lamps are part of venini’s new artlight collection. each an assemblage of glass pieces
in primarily red, clear, and white, the pieces are identifiably of the campana aesthetic, which often includes found objects
and references brazilian street life and carnival culture, using aesthetic taste and artisan techniques to transform fragments
and simple materials into opulent and interesting objects of design. fine wire wraps in and around the pieces of the sculpture,
holding them together through holes punched into the glassware.

in the ‘fragments’ series, as in all of venini’s collaborations, the brothers’ ideas are realized by the company’s traditional murano glassblowers.


installation view at the venini exhibition during milan design week 2011
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full view of one of the lamps
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view of another lamphead
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each piece is unique
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detail view
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‘rivivo’ by the campana brothers for venini
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sharing a similar aesthetic to the ‘fragments’ lamps, ‘rivivo’ is a sculptural installation composed of red glass fragments
in varying shades and opacities. the same wire threads pass in and out of the sculptural elements, while in this piece,
shards of broken glass remain scattered on the ground below.


detail view of base
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‘esperança’ by the campana brothers for venini
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part of venini’s 2010 collection, the ‘esperança’ pieces include pendant lamps, a chandelier, and a series of vases.
the last of these was exhibited in a retrospective room at the venini exhibition that included earlier works
from the designers featured this year, including luca nichetto and ronan and erwan bouroullec.

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