The French design duo will present a new collection of glass objects, created with glass specialist WonderGlass, at Milan Design Week, which runs April 17-22, 2018.
At the Italian event, the French design duo will present "Alcova," their latest collection created in partnership with design-led glass specialist WonderGlass. Pieces in the collection, comprising colored glass vessels and alcoves, have geometric as well as organic forms.
"The Alcova collection is a series of colored cast glass geometrical shapes that are organically composed. We approached this project in a brutal and primary way, working with the thickness of the material and letting the process guide us, seeking to preserve all the magic of the ballet of molten glass manipulated by master glassmakers," the Bouroullecs explain. The designers also told specialist website Dezeen that the objects have been designed to be grouped in different formations, evoking paintings by Italian artist Giorgio Morandi.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked with design brands such as Hay and Cappellini. Several exhibitions have been devoted to their work, notably at the Design Museum, London, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
WonderGlass specializes in making exceptional objects in glass. Founded in 2013 by Christian and Maurizio Mussati, the firm is known for its tailor-made lights and artisanal creations, handcrafted in Murano. WonderGlass has worked with major names of the design world, including Marcel Wanders, Zaha Hadid and Jaime Hayon.
The collection will be on show at Milan's Istituto dei Ciechi, April 17-22.