Venini presents Acqua and Contrasto in Italy, designed by Michela Cattai

Venini continues its path of cultural contamination, presenting the Acqua and Contrasto collections in Milan at the boutique at Via Montenapolone 10: a series of limited-edition pieces in blown Murano glass that Michela Cattai has created in collaboration with the historic Venetian glassworks, for the occasion of “Redefining the tradition: contemporary art and Venetian glass.”

The solo show by the artist, which opened in May at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, with the support of the Italian embassy in Japan, acted as a meeting point between cultures, in the name of Italian excellence.

Inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony, and thanks to the great skill of the master craftsmen of the historic glassworks, Michela Cattai has created the two collections Acqua and Contrasto as materic works of great visual impact, featuring the typical sinuous forms of the artist’s creations, enhanced by special workmanship applied when the glass is cold.

The Contrasto project is a limited edition of 49 pieces in the colors Mint and Grape, while Acqua is a limited series of 19 works in three models: Mizusashi, a vessel for cold water; Ichirinzashi, a small vase for one flower; and Natsumeche, a container for matcha tea, in the colors Mint and Grape.