BRIEF

The aim is to design a furnishings or an interior design product using flat glass and its several processing techniques. Glass House Collection '13 calls on designers to represent the company identity through this collection, designing unique creations that combine tradition, excellence and innovation.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Participants are invited to design a piece of furniture or an interior design product using flat glass as the main production material. The object submitted will have to be consistent with the following guidelines in order to be selected by the client and be part of his five-piece collection:

1. It must be to manufacture it through one or more processing techniques in which Vetrerie Dal Pian is specialized;

2. Participants can use flat glass alone or combined with different materials, either natural or artificial;

3. Thickness of a single sheet of glass: 3 – 19 mm;

4. Participants can submit either innovative interpretation of traditional pieces of furniture / interior design products or unpublished concepts related to the contest theme;

5. The project must be feasible, reproducible in a limited series and potentially marketable;

6. The main theme is flat glass and its processing techniques: its technical properties and potentialities should be expressed and highlighted;

7. It will be positively evaluated every project that will mirror Vetrerie Dal Pian’s values: elegance, essentiality and distinctiveness;

8. The target customer has a medium to high spending power, refined taste and he loves to surround himself with design products that mirror his personality. He values handicrafts, excellence and limited series.

 
 
 
 
 

PURE

Pure combines the ethereality of glass with the solidity of Nero Marquina marble to create a unique piece that showcases the balance and contrast between the two materials.

Although the back of the chair features a cut and ledge to increase stability and support the glass, the original function of the chair has been forgone for a new purpose. In this way Pure breaks free from the conventions traditionally associated with chair design, and without being confined by the limitations of function Pure almost becomes a piece of provocative art.

The marble invokes the decorative aspect of statues while the linear design ensures that Pure complements luxurious modern and contemporary interiors. The transparency of the glass visually eases heaviness from the structure allowing the texture of the marble surface to be seen in its purest form.

 
 

January 2013