Tord Boontje comes from the design world of multiple production; Emma Woffenden from the experience of individual expression, the unique response. Far from retreating into bucolic isolation, they are fully engaged with their very contemporary roles.
Transglass is an entirely practical project in which Boontje and Woffenden have used simple, straightforward design principles, glass-working skills and an ethical commitment to re-cycling and social fairness. Is direct collaboration between these two apparently very different personalities. It is a celebration of their common interests: in use and re-use, in light and shadow, and in sexuality, sensual experience, birth and death, passion and lament.In time they attracted the interest of several charities in supporting transglass’ sustainable production methods and also in putting it to work for social causes.
Zaven´s studio was founded in 2006 by Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno, with headquarters in an ex-industrial space in Marghera, Venice, Italy.
Zaven carries out research into the crossover between communication, design and art, creating projects at an international level for graphics, product and exhibition.
The studio’s energy lies in its creating partnerships and developing ideas in different fields, looking for the differential that is important for every single project in the diversity of experiences.
In january 2011, the studio received the Macef Design Award.
A collection of three bottles in borosilicated glass for Atipico.
Matteo Zorzenoni was born in Treviso in 1978. After attending the Art Institute, where he grows his interest for art and design, he completes a degree in Industrial Design in 2001. He begins since then to collaborate with the Iuav University of Venice, as assistant to teachers like Marc Sadler, Riccardo Blumer, Denis Santachiara, with whom he currently holds a course on design innovation focused on materials. He has worked as consultant for Fabrica, the Benetton Design and Communication Research Center, developing projects for exhibitions, museums and interiors. While at Fabrica he also meets and begins to work with Jaime Hayon, a collaboration which is still going on. His research is mainly focused on materials and their limits, developing projects like concrete tableware, glass structures, marble lamps, working side by side with the most qualified craftsmen.
Vases collection, borosilicate