In the illustrations of the encyclopaedias from the 19th century that inspire the project, Camilla Brunelli does not just see faithful and passionate reproduction of insects. She sees a transformation.
For the insect the exoskeleton means support and protection, it is a shell that allows it to move in the world. When the time comes this shell must be substituted with a larger one that will allow it to grow. This delicate and intriguing stage is called metamorphosis.
The sinuous curves of the animal, the result of thousands of years of evolution of the species, are reworked to give form to vases and bottles, preserving their purpose of protective shell.
Glass makes it possible to give a three-dimensionality to the designs, maintaining the sense of harmony and lightness.
Concept, drawings and design by Camilla Brunelli
Project development and glass pieces by Simone Crestani