At Design Miami / Art Basel, the international design fair held in Miami, 5-9 December, FABRICA, Benetton Group’s communication research centre, presents Tutti Frutti, a new glass collection that celebrates Miami’s designer look, cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant lifestyle.
The collection, conceived by Fabrica’s international team of designers, will make its world debut in United Colors of Benetton’s remodeled Miami store (670 Collins Avenue at 7th street) and at New York gallery owner Cristina Grajales’s booth inside the fair (booth n°24).
Tutti Frutti is a collection of 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. 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.
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. 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. Lastly, 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.
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