To display objects at home through the filter of elegant tempered glass. But also to exhibit precious objects, with complete safety, in the most exclusive stores. The Echo vitrine/container designed by Marcel Wanders for Fiam Italia has been devised with this twofold valence: home and store. By uniting craft skills with Fiam’s industrial capacity, Wanders has developed a three-dimensional surface consisting of geometric forms (squares, triangles, and rectangles), created through the iconic technique of folding Fiam glass. The result is a refined surface that reflects light, producing hypnotic tints and reflexes.
In an example of extreme mastery of craft skills, the master glassworkers have to balance to perfection the different degrees of expansion of the materials that support the glass and that of the glass itself. The aim is that at the end of the cycle of fusion, these glass panes, now texturized, will correlate and comply with the tolerances of the aluminum structure without needing further adjustments. The structure, in painted aluminum, is available in Metalized Champagne and Volcano Grey finishes and equipped with a LED lighting system integrated in the front uprights. The base is in extra light tempered glass 6 mm thick with the back painted to match the structure. The body of the vitrine and the doors are in extralight 6 mm fumé glass fused at high heat and tempered. Inside it has extralight or fumé 8 mm tempered glass shelves. The vitrine is also available in semi-reflective glass.