The new space is located a few steps from Piazza San Marco. The restrained beauty of the Venetian crystal exhibited here is designed to attract the attention of tourists from all over the world and direct them to the Barovier & Toso Palace on the island of Murano.
The boutique has a highly evocative showcase, a metaphor for the creative essence of Barovier&Toso. The theme chosen by Nichetto Studio is “Flora&Flutter”.
At the top, the eye is attracted by an installation created with the Trim lamp, called to perform both as lighting fixture and as an architectural function, separating the shop area from the window. Four rows of hexagonal tubes in
Venetian crystal descend from the ceiling to the floor, made with the ancient technique known as ice, to form a wall of fringed light with a crystallized effect. This wall gradually rises and becomes an arch, directing the gaze towards the Barovier&Toso crest, engraved in the block of stone that dominates the internal space. In the lower part of the showcase, another installation celebrates and enhances the company’s mastery and experience in the art of glass. As leafy plants grow from the ground, a multitude of Venetian crystal objects bloom and visually intertwine, generating a luxuriant meadow of stems and flowers, flown over by suspended butterflies.
Regarding the “Flora&Flutter” project of the showcase, Studio Nichetto comments:
“Paying homage to Barovier&Toso’s heritage as masters of handcrafted Venetian glass, the window installation is an evocative metaphor for the art of glass-working and the brand’s creative essence. Our goal was to convey that, like the leafy plants that grow from the soil, glass objects sprout from the fertile silica soil – in this case, a bed of crushed glass. In the upper part of the showcase, we’ve added glass butterflies and other decorative glass elements as a tribute to the intricate craftsmanship of traditional Venetian chandeliers. To underscore the materiality of glass, we chose a monochromatic palette, allowing the glass to be the main focus.
The result is an elegant showcase that accentuates the understated beauty of glass.”
A real sofà (bed)
Marsalis was born from the wish of Milano Bedding and Christophe Pillet to create a minimal and cozy collection, designed to bring style and functionality together in the living room. Its peculiarity is to ensure great seating comfort and, in addition in the convertible versions, to also conceal in the aesthetics a bed with a 200cm long mattress to guarantee perfect rest. Thanks to Milano Bedding’s experience and continuous research, to the choice of cutting-edge Lampolet mechanisms and to the creative ability of Christophe Pillet, the structure that contains the bed has in fact been further made even thinner, to make the model stylistically light, like a regular sofa or an armchair.
Marsalis design Christophe Pillet
The collection designed for Milano Bedding has been studied to fit discreetly, but also with elegance and personality, not only in the residential, but also in the hospitality industry. Thus Marsalis was born: simple, light, comfortable and “aerial”. A sofa bed that furnishes without taking up space and that naturally conceals its transformability