“Olfattorio” takes inspiration from the “perfume art”.
Borosilicatic lamp-blown glass
“Olfattorio” takes inspiration from the “perfume art”: documented discipline based on the use of the stills by the perfume chemists to create their fragrances. The project places the flower, with its essence, at the centre of the composition. A sensorial journey that aims at grabbing and then release back, with greater intensity, a usually impalpable and volatile odorous nature. The glass ampullas are instruments to preserve and amplify the scent of the flower that lives its cycle in a protected atmosphere. The collection includes a series of olfactory instruments for flowers or aromatic essences. The volumes have a cylindrical base with a filigree treatment and “olfactory” bubbles. The transparent bubble is placed at the top of each textured volume.
This project was born from my passion for flowers, from my researches on perfumes and the art connected to them, and from my previous works with the borosilicatic glass. “Olfattorio” is an extremely functional vase: a perfect machine to smell, admire and long preserve a flower once it is cut. The flower is “placed on display” inside the glass sphere: the stem is screened behind the textured filigree on the cylinder that makes up the base. Through multiple trials with my master glassmaker, I managed to achieve a particular textured effect in the borosilicatic glass, inspired by the filigree work by Carlo Scarpa, in his vases for Venini. The ampulla retains the fragrant essence of the flower and invites, with its shape, to smell the perfume that is released back purer yet intensified. At the same time the protected atmosphere where the flower lives, allows to preserve the beauty of the bud for longer.