Metamorphosis by Simone Crestani & Camilla Brunelli (limited edition)


Metamorphosis explores the relationship between material culture and nature, as a system of living objects. An ancestral bond links design and nature make things new sentence (since prehistoric times humans have been drawing shapes, mechanisms, tools etc.) from objects in the surrounding environment. This bond thus links the natural and artificial universe, given that the categories are artificial themselves.

An insect’s exoskeleton is both a support and a protection for the creatures soft body. the exoskeleton is a natural container designed by evolution through millennia. When the insect grows, the container must be replaced by a new one, through a process called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis leads to significant and sometimes ontological changes. This change here becomes a leap of the mind, through analogy: exoskeletons as beetle container are turned into human artifacts.

The prints are inspired by old encyclopedia pages dedicated to artifacts. The shape of an insect exoskeleton was translated into bottles and vases. The design generated in this way was then used as a reference to construct the pieces in glass, in the same way, that archaeologists and historians reconstruct materials to better understand lost cultures.

This Collection is a limited edition of 25 pieces.