THE CYLINDER GLASS By Mutina
The Cylinder Glass is the ﬁrst limited edition project by Mutina and came about from the collaboration between the company and Laboratorio Avallone. It involved speciﬁc research into glass as a material, shaped in the furnaces of Murano, where the antique, reﬁned art of glassblowing originated. The vases in this collection are designed by Gennaro Avallone and crafted by master glass-maker, Fabiano Amadi, who blows, punctures and cuts the molten glass in line with the on-the-spot instructions provided by the designer. Great care is taken with regard to the height, volume, proportion and weight of the product, which is then reﬁned using the taping technique to give new lustre to this centuries-old tradition. The contemporary look achieved by placing together different elements (cylinder and circle, and the key-colours of the project, black and white, thus allowing a range of six possible combinations) is added to by expert craftsmanship that ensures totally unexpected and unique results. The scratching, abrasion, staining and roughness created during this process are intriguing and invite the observer to touch the surface. The Cylinder Glass is an exclusive project born out of the synergy between Mutina and Gennaro Avallone, characterized by a series of numbered collector’s elements that are produced in a limited edition of only 50 pieces each.