BRINA Tall Vase by FORNACE MIAN
The rounded, curvy shape of Brina recalls a drop of water. Crystals of light and ice seem to be trapped within this vase, in a dance of transparencies and colours that only glass can reproduce. With this vase, born from the creativity of the Vivarini Design Studio, any home can be uniquely enhanced by this piece of art that materializes an ethereal instant captured from nature. Its surface is almost metallic, its colour fragmented in tiny specks of pigment within the glass. This extraordinary gold-tinted design vase is also available in different colours.
Glass-blowing, which most likely originated in Syria between the first century BC and the first century AD, is a glass manufacturing technique that revolutionized glass production times by significantly speeding them up. This may be defined as the "classic" technique for creation of hollow objects.
Glass can be mouth-blown or mould-blown. In the first instance the master, aided by his assistants, shapes the object by blowing through a long hollow metal tube, the so-called "blow-pipe".
The glass is picked up from the center of the oven, blown and shaped by use of a "borsella", a pair of flexible tongs that can accomplish different tasks depending on their shape. Indeed, the borsella can be used to pinch the object, narrow it, remove imperfections, open it up or give it a precise shape.
During this work, the pipe is countinuously spun to avoid warping the glass, as it is still soft at this stage and can be warped by gravity.
Mould-blowing, on the other hand, involves blowing the glass into a mould which, in Murano, is built out of pear wood. It can be made out of two or three hinged pieces, used to shape the object, or by a single truncated conical piece, sometimes made of bronze or brass, used to imprint a decorative pattern onto the object.