Homo Faber Blossoming Beauty is an enchanted fairy tale flower garden, curated by Michelangelo Foundation in cooperation with designer Sylvain Roca. This event stages a collection of #Venini handcrafted glass vases in collaboration with ten renowned flower artists. Frédéric Dupré is one of them.
Frédéric Dupré About His Venini Vases
Chrysalis, the design by Frédéric Dupré for Venini looks gorgeous. In his work, Frédéric Dupré transforms glass into natural elements. Chrysalis is composed of a pair of vases whose shape is inspired by the botanical world. Hosta leaves were the base of Frédéric's inspiration. The apple-green glass stems rise from a sculptural base, sharing the same vertical thrust, like elegant creations of nature.
"I had the honor of being among many master craftsmen and designers from around the world during this incredible Homo Faber event! I was able to collaborate with the prestigious company Venini to create these two vases. I called them Chrysalis for many current sentiments. They are being exhibited in Venice with my bouquet, with spirits of sculpture and organic form! I also shared this event with Gregor Lersch, Daniel Santamaria, Fleuropean, and other designers. Thanks again to Venini for this honor."
Homo Faber Blossoming Beauty
It was the Michelangelo Foundation that contacted Frédéric first, then the Homo Faber event that put him in touch with Venini, the incredible glasshouse. The company Venini is popular for the creation of vases and glass objects, all handmade.
"My inspiration is not a calla but rather a hosta leaf in spring. I wanted a vase with an organic look and very 'Art Nouveau'. Since COVID, people have had another look at nature, then a real return to plants in interiors! I, therefore, wanted a vase that is a plant aspect alone, then a vase of the vase type for one flower – 'Soliflor' – that a lady can go and cut a flower or a branch from her garden to place it in this vase, or even for the florist and thus achieve more elaborate designs! Maybe and I hope to be able to collaborate again with Venini, but this creation was really for the event that is currently taking place in Venice. Finally, anyone can buy this or these vases, simply from Venini."
More Designs From This Event
This event stages a collection of #Venini handcrafted glass vases in collaboration with nine other floral designers besides Frédéric Dupré.
Movement, Energy, Flow – design by Philippa Craddock for #Venini. The fluid and soft forms are captured forever at the very instant in which the material crystallizes. In this way, the three vases of Philippa Craddock – Movement, Energy, and Flow – render the magic of blown glass and suggest the poetry of a world in which nature is the governing force. The amber color lends the elegant, organic forms an aura of solar energy.
Matilde, Pilar, and Silvia make up the project designed by Daniel Santamaria for #Venini. The author finds creative energy in colors and develops this collection of invariants based on three vivid shapes combinations: Rio-green and indigo, cipria-pink and red, and aquamarine.
Anatomy – design by Satoshi Kawamoto for #Venini. The Japanese artist has created 'Anatomy' with a sustainable thought inspired by nature. The two vases in two different sizes and colors – apple-green and Indigo – are characterized by an iconic Venini texture called corteccia (tree bark), which supports a spherical form produced by the carefully controlled breath of the master glassmaker.
Ruri – design by Nicolai Bergman for #Venini. This apple-green vase combines the purity of the geometrical volumes with the essential shapes: a sphere, supported by three smaller spherical elements, holds three cylindrical tubes that function as separate vases.
Lavoratrice – design by Gregor Lersch for #Venini. A grey blown-glass cylinder that supports two perforated disks that hold a series of flower stalks outside the vase. With his creation, German artist Gregor Lersch subverts the traditional concept of the vase and offers a new approach to flower design.
Emily Avenson - Fleuropean
Spring Renaissance – design by Emily Avenson for #Venini. An apple-green vase, in the style of an ancient urn, interprets the charm of the 17th century Flemish masters’ still lifes. The voluptuous round shape has wide ribs and is supported on a hand-cast glass base.
White Pepper Studio
Landscape – design by White Pepper Studio for #Venini. Hand-cast glass elements overlap in an asymmetrical configuration, giving rise to breath-taking display of colours: Tea, straw-yellow, violet, light-green and amber. The satin-finish brass base supports the glass landscape and the floral composition.
分子 - design by Mantas Petruškevičius for #Venini. This project is named after the Chinese ideogram indicating the concept of 'molecule'. Its fluid form, organic and naturally asymmetrical, comes to life in its immobility and reveals the material’s capacity for creating moments of beauty. Made of indigo-colored blown glass, it is characterized by the crystal glass hot-worked onto the outer surface of the piece.