Drawing Glass at Silvera Bac, Paris

From January 18th to February 3rd the collection Drawing Glass by Fabrica will be exhibited at the prestigious Parisian showroom Silvera Bac in rue du Bac, 43.

Drawing Glass is a 2013 Fabrica project related to the creative process – starting from the frame of mind that brings an idea into physical existence. There is a long journey that can be undertaken as a “new” process to design objects. Stepping back from digital tools, the Fabrica design team embarks on exploratory hand drawings, scaled 1:1 compositions, let’s say representations made of lines on paper.

The glass blower Massimo Lunardon reads these 14 drawings (without measurements) and makes his own interpretation of them, giving them a three dimensional existence. This project is a way of showing how design is a practice related to communication, how a designer succeeds to make an idea readable, and how the producer receives the main information to make an idea reality.

The basis of using glass, a transparent and sensitive material, gives unique beauty to the objects and, in a contradictory way, brings the presence of the black on white drawings to the same level as the existing piece. The collection is limited edition and is composed of 14 artworks which consist of an original drawing and of an original glass piece, both autographed and numbered until 20.

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