During this year’s Milan Design Week, Spazio Pontaccio is presenting an exclusive collection of furniture by Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe. The capsule collection, Credenza, combines Urquiola’s modern design sense with Pepe’s graphic skills by utilizing stained glass in a fresh, modern way.
Inspired by stained glass windows found at holy sites, like the ones designed by Gerhard Richter for Cologne’s Cathedral, the colorful series came together when the designers were invited to find common ground with the sacred inspiration and modern design. Using contemporary, graphic patterns and playful colors, the pieces were produced by highly skilled Italian artisans that still use the thousand-year old manual technique.
Much like the stained glass windows, the pieces were designed to have light pass through them changing the look and feel of the space they’re presented in.