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Glasss for LuisaViaRoma | 2016

Borosilicate, tube inspired, tableware collection

Glasss is a playful capsule collection of mouth-blown glassware inspired by water system pipes that carry the life-sustaining liquid right into our homes.
The transparency of the glass allows us to have a small delight observing the liquid flow from one section to the next, as we use it.

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This collection is Made in Italy by skilled artisan and it was developed for LuisaViaRoma in blue and transparent after the successful launch of “W.O.B. for Welcome Gestures”at the Milano Design Week 2016 (see below).

The Glasss collection is available on LuisaViaRoma.com;
It was designed on the occasion of the 13th edition of Firenza4ever: “Underwater-Love”.

photography © Federico Villa

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W.O.B. – Welcome Gesture

W.O.B. stands for Water, Olives, Bread; the three main protagonists of any Italian welcome after a long day.
Glass, pitcher, bowls with cloches and the essential glass bottle, but of bold character, are our welcome objects for the Milanese aperitivo. Their soft and welcoming language is the formal translation of the simplicity and sobriety the welcoming gesture. W.O.B. is made of honey-amber mouth-blown borosilicate glass.
A small welcome, for those who have just entered a locale, while sizing it up and even before diving into the menu, can be expressed in many ways. This projection of hospitality, which is an attitude at most implied in places of retail, is never left to chance in restaurants of calibre, but rather a carefully and selectively defined message. Pisacco restaurant & bar and DRY cocktails & pizza, addresses of highly recognized creativity at the forefront of a strong Milanese hospitality resurgence in the last few years, have, from the beginning, identified their welcome gesture in a deliberately simple but great-reaching proposal: water, olives and bread. For Design Week, four Milan-based design firms along with international extensions Antonio Forteleoni, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Mist-o, Leonardo Talarico present Welcome Gestures – a collection of essential elements offered as objects to guests.

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