In the illustrations of the encyclopedias from the 19th century that inspires the project, Camilla Brunelli does not just see the faithful and passionate reproduction of insects. She sees a transformation.
For the insect the exoskeleton means to 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 the protective shell.
Glass makes it possible to give a three-dimensionality to the designs, maintaining a sense of harmony and lightness.
Concept, drawings, and design by Camilla Brunelli
Project development and glass pieces by Simone Crestani