On the occasion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture this unique exhibition brings together the worlds of contemporary art and cutting-edge design through the medium of glass.
Berengo Studio and WonderGlass announce a collaboration to showcase a unique exhibition of contemporary glass art and design titled GLASS to GLASS, now open to the public. United by their shared passion for revitalising contemporary glass the two companies will celebrate the vibrant community of contemporary artists and designers working with Murano glass today.
A selection of works conceived by internationally acclaimed designers and artists in collaboration with the glass artisans of Murano are presented at Fondazione Berengo’s Art Space in Murano and at Berengo Collection, near San Marco, inside one of the oldest pharmacies in Venice dating back to the early 18th century. These two spaces act as the perfect historical backdrop to showcase a dynamic vision for the future of glass.
As Berengo Studio and WonderGlass come together for this exhibition they combine their expertise and creativity as two leading visionaries in the world of glass, giving new life to this ancient material and consolidating the position of Venice as a leader in the field of glass manufacturing.
“A collaboration with Berengo Studio came as a natural fit during a conversation with Adriano Berengo: we realised that our passion and respect for glass deserved a major effort for Venice and Murano island. We wanted to give the sector of glass a new impulse and to showcase the endless possibilities that this medium has to offer.
"Since these past twelve months have been particularly challenging for the Venetian glass industry, we thought that creating a platform to foster new creativity would provide the opportunity also to young designers and artists to work together to build the future of glass.” - Maurizio Mussati
The exhibition will include a selection of pieces from WonderGlass and Berengo Studio’s collections alongside new and revisited pieces, some specifically commissioned for GLASS to GLASS, from artists such as nendo, Maarten Baas, John Pawson and Sam Baron.