Simone Crestani: Alchemica Old Fashioned Glass
The Alchemica collection by Simone Crestani is made up of bottles, wine glasses, cocktail glasses, and whiskey glasses, born of an ironic reinterpretation of the characteristic forms of the glassware in a typical chemical laboratory: vials, test tubes, funnels, and cylinders are transformed into domestic objects, from which a myriad of bubbles set out, ready to follow each other, twisting into long rows.
Simone Crestani is an artist, a designer, and a glassblowing master. He was born in Marostica, in the region of Venice, where he still lives and works. He started working with glass in 2000 as Massimo Lunardon’s apprentice, during which time he mastered different techniques of flameworking. Crestani is inspired by “the never-ending variety of the natural world, and how the shapes of animals and plants magically come to life, even in their tiniest details, in a celebration of lightness and transparency,” he says.