Venini Yemen mouth-blown and hand-crafted Murano glass Vase, gift-wrapped.
1 pc – Ø 25 cm, h 30 cm (9.84″D – 11.81″H)
Yemen is a vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini. Hand blow glass. Different shapes reflect one in the other, like magical memories of distant lands. In “Yemen”, emotion takes precedence over function.
Signed at base.
Wipe clean with soft dry cloth.
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The Venini Yemen Vase was designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1994, the Italian-Austrian artist whose storied career touched everything from furniture to typewriters.
Sottsass sought inspiration during his numerous travels around the world. The photos would be of architecture, houses, doors, people and situations involving dwellings and, in more general terms, the presence of humans on the planet which he then transposed into his works of art.
The Venini hand blow glass vase with its different geometric shapes, circular shaped body and triangular neck and base reflect one in the other, like magical memories of distant lands. In “Yemen” vase, emotion takes precedence over function. Sottsass’s glass masterpieces are always complex organisms, designed as if they were characters. The artist-architect shatters the technical boundaries of the objects using different materials, in this case glass, bringing them to life. They are beings made of many elements that create a lively yet imaginary world emphasized by quirky colours and childlike forms.
The technique used is Opal overlapping transparent coral red, milk-white, black and light green colours to the Milk-white one. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece.