Simone Crestani: Octopus Glass
With the Ocotopus Glass Simone Crestani recreates the sinuous tentacles of an octopus down to the smallest details.
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.