Current Notions of Home — Part II
Our next exhibition, Current Notions of Home – Part II, will present a completely new scenography at our Paris showroom that explores contemporary design ideas of home living. The new scenography will include a sampling of Veronese’s nine decades of designs, including new pieces by Patrick Naggar, Reda Amalou, Fredie Jochimek, and the TOH suspensions by Raphael Navot. To complete the scenography, Veronese has partnered with designers Piet Hein Eek, Dirk Vander Kooij, Yann Dessauvages, and Reda Amalou Design; brands Kasthall, Poltrona Frau, and Matiere Grise; and vintage design gallery Objects D’Affection to create a welcoming and inspirational environment for our guests.
We will also take the opportunity to present our next novelty — Memento by Dan Yeffet. After nine decades of creating bespoke Murano glass lighting and mirrors, we are embarking upon our next challenge—expanding into the world of home furnishings. We will inaugurate this new milestone with a contemporary design that is both stool and end table. This novelty testifies to 2000 years of evolution in mold-blown glass art.
From generation to generation since antiquity, as borders have evolved, glass artisans have shared their craft. Each has infused their own ideas and style into the art. During the Roman Empire, when glassmaking flourished, new techniques allowed the craft to reach all corners of the empire.
Free-blowing and mold-blowing were two major advancements in glassmaking during this time. It is believed that the use of molds to blow molten glass into various shapes with diverse motifs commenced in the ancient city of Sidon and was initiated by antiquity’s most renowned mold blower, Ennion. Today, Ennion is renowned for producing fine multi-piece mold-blown glass vessels that are complex in their shapes, arrangements, and decorative motifs.
We are grateful to be a part of glass art heritage and its achievements in contemporary Murano glass art. Memento, unlike other mold-blown designs, challenged the artisans to combine the design’s considerable size, diamond-quilted relief motif, and its purpose. Rarely, if ever, has a functional mold-blown design with a relief pattern of such magnitude been created. More than one year of research and development was required to create its complicated multi-piece mold, weighing 350 kilos. Then five master artisans manipulated the enormous volume of glass into a refined, functional object.
We look forward to introducing Memento and welcoming you to our showroom to discover our world of design for yourself.