- Art & Design
Our partner and art publisher Gardeco Objects recently introduced a new design by Stefan Schöning called Close Encounters. Schöning is a Belgian artist who has so far been active in furniture and product design, architecture, interior design and set design. The collection was first presented in Paris at Maison&Objet, and will also be presented in Milan at Salone del Mobile in June.
Close Encounters is a beautiful work of art made of mouth-blown glass. Schöning translates the feeling of closeness in this work of art. Because he worked with glass, he could make two bubbles cling to each other. On the other hand, the different colours and transparency bring out the feeling of attraction. Schöning was inspired by his desire to be close to his loved ones and we think this certainly shows in the design!
Schöning's design was created by the Italian Seguso family in their artisan studio Cá d'Oro.
Schöning's design was created by the Italian Seguso family in their artisan studio Cá d'Oro, which translates to Golden House. Originally the family is from Murano, Italy, but in 1954 founder Mario Seguso was invited to work for a renowned glass engraving company in Brazil. Charmed by the country and wanting to continue his family tradition of glassmaking, he stayed in Brazil and opened the art studio Cá d'Oro. The studio grew enormously and was taken over in the 1990s by Mario's son, Adriano. To this day, the studio is run by him. Meanwhile, his two sons, Rodrigo and Guilherme, also work in the family business and, together, they have become one of the most appreciated and respected glass producing families. The studio also designs its own glass works and has several collections, such as Balloton, Vase Drop and Bowl Drop. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Ohnest Interiors & David Dumon