At Design Miami / Art Basel 2012 Fabrica will be presenting Tutti Frutti, a collection of glass sculptures inspired by the host city Miami. UPDATE: Tutti Frutti will be shown at Moda in Paris in an exhibition in partnership with Maison&Objet 2015.
Cocco by Kirsty Minns
Details: Fabrica, Benetton Group’s communication research centre, will be showing the new glass collection at Design Miami / Art Basel, the international design fair held in Miami from December 5-9. 2012.
SeeSaw by Catarina Carreiras
Featuring ten limited-edition glass sculptures made for displaying or serving fruit in “a fascinating combination of the pure clarity of glass and the natural wholesomeness of fresh fruit” Tutti Frutti celebrates Miami’s “designer look, cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant lifestyle.” says Fabrica.
Top Cherry by Giorgia Zanellato
Most of them are elaborate three-dimensional compositions – which stand up by themselves or are made to be hung – “in a perfect balance between the multicoloured verve of different fruits and the fragility of glass.”
Carmina by Sam Baron
The collection includes Carmina by Sam Baron; the glass is seen only when it holds fruit, delicately placed in a frame as if hanging from a tree branch, or snugly set in a glass nest, the fruit is centrally positioned in the composition as if it were floating in the air.
Summer Rain by Charlotte Juillard
Charlotte Juillard’s Summer Rain is “as unexpected as a summer shower: strawberries seem to fall from the sky on this candelabra, held by a structure of six hanging tubes, each of which goes in a different direction.”
Guglielmo! by Daniela Mesina
And the legend of William Tell inspired Daniela Mesina’s Guglielmo!: the arrow splitting the apple is frozen in time as if attempting to fix a historical moment in glass.