Be Open, 2015

A perfume bubble is held in a block made out of cast glass en masse, whose thick, irregular surface preserves the fragrance as if it isolated it from time and space. The only element which shows its year of production is its marking through the “fracco” technique, a metal stamp used to hot-work cast glass when it is still liquid. The rigid shape of the parallelepiped is only interrupted by the manual numbering which distorts its surfaces and reveals its transparency with endless refractions. A container whose design revolves around the idea of contrast:  full/empty, light/heavy, colorful/colorless, solid/liquid, regular/irregular, vertical/horizontal coexist in the same object, strengthening each other in perfect harmony.

The Scent Exhibition | Giardini botanici, Milano