Murano Glass Brings Colourdisc to Life

A collaboration with Italian brands Cassina and Venini helped all of the pieces come together to bring Bethan Laura Wood’s Colourdisc art project to life. The English designer has created a duo of vases, a fruit bowl and a cylindrical flower vase produced by Venini, maker of handmade blown Murano glass. Wood’s color compositions of discs and diamond shapes are brought alive through cast metal forms, then placed around a brass volume and secured with two brass pins. Each glass disc and diamond shape uses two colors from Venini’s archive, and when they overlap a third vibrant color emerges – not to mention a gorgeous kaleidoscopic effect when touched by light! Add even more color to a vessel by opting for an amber or horizon blue blown glass vase.


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Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.