OLA by Lanzavecchia + Wai

project by CoinCasa

October 2017
OLA by Lanzavecchia + Wai for CoinCasa was one of the pieces included in BEST OF ITALY, a project by CoinCasa and Elle Decor Italia that promotes the Italian handicraft tradition in the Murano district. This resulted in a journey through the culture of the Italian district comprised of unique craftsmen processing noble and natural materials, in collaboration with young Italian talents to whom CoinCasa entrusted the creation of a capsule collection of objects. The journey began in the Venetian Laguna, with a collection in Murano glass designed by Lanzavecchia + Wai, among others.
“We were fascinated by two old Murano glass-blowing techniques, namely ‘balloton’ and ‘rigadin’. We designed a set of tableware with fluid geometries that create details on the glass evoking the natural surfaces of fruit, plants, and sea waves. OLA is characterised by an elegant tropical spirit and is composed of glasses and a carafe which can also be used as a vase. The surface details owe themselves to ancient Murano techniques that were able to transform the glasses into tropical fruit and the carafe into the trunk of a palm tree, thanks to the geometric waves.” As with any other type of Murano glass, no single piece is the same as another. In fact, it’s impossible to check the results of the manufacturing process by observing the marks left by the bronze mould before glass-blowing the jug and the glass inside the pear-shaped mould that give them their ultimate shape.

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