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 senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.