This murano glass necklace was created for the project "J+I Six Japanese Designers Collaborate With Italian Artisans" within the Fuorisalone Sarpi Bridge-Oriental Design Week event, held in Milan. Six japanese women designers imagined glass, translated it into a project and presented them to the master glassmakers in Murano, giving life to a collection of amazing products. Fram is a series of two necklaces, featuring overlapping flat murrine shapes held together by a thin cotton cord.
Opposites attract and mingle in this modern design necklace: white and crystal, arranged like the exagonal cells of a beehive, lay on a mosaic of black and explode in a pattern of red, recalling the heat of the glassmaking furnace. The wonder of the designers in front of the endless potential of glass will be mirrored in the amazement of everyone who lays eyes on the materialization of these projects!
SHINOBU ITO - DESIGNER
After graduating in Japan, at Tama Art University in Tokyo, she obtained a Master degree in Design Direction at Domus Academy in Milan. From 1988 to 1995 she worked in Japan for CBS Sony (Sony Music Entertainment), engaging in design and marketing activities. Since 1997 she has been working between Milan and Tokyo as a consultant for important companies. She works also as a graphic and interior designer and is involved in marketing activities. She has a wide experience in the interior and furniture design, leading the projects from conception to implementation. Her attention to detail and her approach to design from a woman standpoint are features of her widely appreciated work much valued by her clients. Her work has been published and exhibited throughout the world and has received several awards such as "The Good Design Award 2001" (Japan) and the "Premio Compasso d'Oro 2011" (Italy). Several of her works have been included in the permanent collection of the Die Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. Her work are also selected to the main visual of the Melbourne Cup 2007.