Simone Crestani

Sublime Tensions

  • Edited by Alessia Calarota
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 78
  • Illustrations 30
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836638130
  • Price € 18,00  € 17,10
Add to cart Add to cart Add to cart

The catalogue presents the works of Simone Crestani (Marostica 1984), a designer from the Veneto region known for his sophisticated, introspective works. Called upon to teach at the most prestigious international academies for his unusual borosilicate glassblowing technique, with his unique blend of technical virtuosity and creative imagination Crestani offers us an investigation into the subtle relationship between man and nature. As Domitilla Dardi, curator and expert in design history, writes in the catalogue, Crestani’s works “speak of the nature of man even before that of all other wonders of the universe; his need to flirt with life and death, his being torn between presence and absence, between heaviness and light.” An interplay of contrasts between strength and precariousness, the ephemeral and the solid, that can only be offered by a material such as glass – so fragile yet durable.

Bologna, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore G.A.M., September - October 2017