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Sheer Shapes

Exhibition at Formista

11.06.14

Italian designer Matteo Zorzenoni's work is all about testing limits. Whether it’s in designs that bring together two diametrically different materials, like glass and ceramic, for example or challenging the fundamentals of weight and shape with unusual patterns and balances. His experiments with materials and their innate properties have led to some interesting and unusual designs. Zorzenoni’s style is characterized by precise lines and deft detailing achieved through close collaboration with local craftsmen in the Veneto area in Italy, his home territory.

SHEER SHAPES, is an exhibition that brings his most recent work to Barcelona, highlighting pieces that incorporate blown glass to their structure, usually in contrast with heavier materials. This unique approach to achieving a visual balance through the use of soft and feminine shapes together with bolder lines is characteristic of Zorzenoni's work. Silhouettes that describe motion and emotion through simplicity and elegance constructing a landscape of beauty.

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    Zorzenoni's research is mainly focused on materials and their limits that explores their full potential. His projects have been exhibited at; Maxxi Museum in Rome, Biennale d’Arte and Design of St. Etienne, London Design Festival, Biennale of Venice. He has been teacher at IUAV of Venice, cooperates with IED in Madrid and he hosted workshop for Domaine de Boisbuchet (Vitra Design Museum). After a collaboration with Fabrica, Benetton Communication Research Centre, he started on a new joint project with Jaime Hayon which is still ongoing. His research in the world of craft goes on with projects for customers such as: Cappellini, Mercedes Benz, Replay, Alcantara, Bosa Ceramiche, Miniforms.

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  • Formista
  • C. Sagristans, 9
  • 08002 Barcelona
  • T. +34 93 318 6020
  • www.formista.com
  • till the end of June