Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini created it for the first time in 1948. Now the Murano master glassmakers, more than fifty years after his birth, continue to repeat and renew the gestures that shape the Fazzoletto (“Handkerchief”) vase. The vase-sculpture, which has become a timeless icon and entered the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York, is made from blown glass by what is known as the “flying hand” technique. The glassmaker models the vase in the form of a draped handkerchief with a circular gesture, soft but decisive, crystallizing the two-colored layered opaline glass just when it takes on the irregular softness of fabric. For this reason, each Fazzoletto is a one-off piece. For the new 2020 collection,Venini has decided to play on the color combinations: the warm tones of Amber (with a milky interior), and the brilliance of Horizon blue (also with a milky interior), or both in the two-tone version of the small vase (h. 13.5 cm).
Sculpted in tradition, but as light as a breath.