Rotondo, Cilindro, Parallelo
Venini renews its partnership with architect Peter Marino and unveils three lamp models at Boutique Damiani, Place Vendôme, with a special launch event on January 19th, 2020. Light and materiality are paramount for all of Peter Marino’s projects and this new collection was conceived as a contrast between transparency and the weight of material. The result - ROTONDO, CILINDRO and PARALLELO - three geometric lamps of Murano hand shaped glass which also present as substantial sculptural volumes.
Realized using the same techniques as Peter Marino’s ‘Black Belt’ vases (debuted in 2017), ROTONDO, CILINDRO and PARALLELO are made up of several transparent layers of glass that enclose the now iconic black or tea-coloured bands within. When a luminous object is inserted, the intersection of the bands crisscrossing the glass creates a play of light and shadow, occupied and empty spaces. Venini’s complex Murano glass-making techniques have been handed down for centuries and incorporates the “a sbruffo” (puffed) and “sommerso” (submerged) processes. Created by pulling and laying the bands hot on top of the hand shaped glass, the unique linear patterns wrapping the three lamp models recalls the aesthetic language of the architect.
Named for their physical shape, the models ROTONDO, CILINDRO and PARALLELO are designed to hang at varying heights. ‘Parallelo’ assumes a modular value as the lamp’s opposite parallel sides allow for graphic compositions in space. This collection expands from the single Rotondo model, first presented in Milan at the Euroluce 2019 international lighting exhibition.
A textile collection with Rubelli
‘Venice for me is magical and it aligns with one of my main obsessions: light. I want light in all of my work, and the light on the water in the canals makes me absolutely crazy with joy; I could spend the rest of my life sitting looking at it. Venetian light is entirely unique – you see in that in Venetian paintings, there’s a very different sense. This aqua-colored water changes how everything is reflected and how color is seen.’ - Peter Marino
The collection offers three silk Jacquards: Lucente: where irregular lines break the sheen of the silk satin background like small waves on still water; Tiepolo: a relief is achieved through the matelassé technique, and the surface shines with endless shades of color; Marino: a joyful sequence of animated curves, reminiscent of a dynamic sea. The colors are those found in the luminous paintings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: white, ice blue, salmon, and aqua. The result was described by Peter Marino to be as Venetian as Titian.
With Peter Marino for Venetian Heritage, sales will partially benefit Venetian Heritage in supporting the restoration of Venetian works of art. Peter Marino’s involvement with Venetian Heritage has spanned 20 years and he is now Chairman of the organization. With its headquarters in Venice, Rubelli invited Peter Marino to design the collection in keeping with the architect’s longstanding connection to Venetian architecture, artworks, and craftsmanship.
A collection of hand-blown glass vases for Venini
The dramatic beauty that accompanies Peter Marino’s personal style is given material form in the “Black Belt” collection, a limited-edition series of art glass vases designed by Peter Marino and hand blown by Venini using time-honored, artisanal Murano glassmaking techniques. Black Belt offers four shapes (oval, square, triangular and figure-eight), harmoniously contrasting transparent glass – in clear or hues of pink, chartreuse, or amber – with opaque black bands that warp each vase in unique linear patterns.
There are 349 pieces of each shape, color and size. Each vase is numbered and etched with Peter Marino’s signature.
For more information, please visit Venini
Photography: Venini S.p.A
Inspired by Peter Marino’s full-sized sculpted bronze boxes, these miniature keepsakes are also handmade in France of cast bronze with gilded, silver-leaf or blackened patinas. Limited edition designs feature bark, stone, and ethnographic patterns. Each box is numbered and engraved with Peter Marino's signature and stamped with the mark of the renowned Ateliers St. Jacques foundry.
For more information please visit Gagosian Shop
Photography: Peter Marino Architect, Rob McKeever courtesy Gagosian
A series of limited-edition pens for Caran d’Ache
Exceptional writing instruments designed by Peter Marino and crafted by Geneva-based Caran d’Ache in the grand tradition of Swiss firms.
Like a symbol of Peter Marino’s personal approach, the Varius Peter Marino writing collection reinvents the synergies between design, comfort and exclusive materials, playing with the established frameworks.
“The pen, inspired by a combination of high-performance motorcycle aesthetics with my own personal style” – Peter Marino
The new Varius Peter Marino limited edition, available in two versions:
- Varius Peter Marino – Limited Edition Available as a fountain pen, roller pen and ballpoint pen A unique engraved limited-edition number pays tribute to the year he set up his first New York studio: 1/1978 (one out of 1,978)
- Varius Peter Marino – Special Edition
Available as a fountain pen and roller pen Generic numbers, 1/150, refers to the address of the architect’s studio in Manhattan: 150 East 58th Street
Manufactured by Poltrona Frau
The Linea A arm chair was Marino’s first design ever made for commercial distribution. The Linea A collection offers armchairs, two-seat sofas, and three-seat sofas.
“I’ve always wanted to design a classic and well-proportioned chair. The Linea A design is based on Cubism and the transparency and overlay of cubic parts. Comfort is also paramount.” - Peter Marino
Marino chose Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau for their high quality craftsmanship.
For more information please visit Poltron Frau
Photography: Jason Schmidt, Poltrona Frau
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