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Lilla Tabasso

Lilla Tabasso Lampworker
Contact
Italian, English, French
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+39 3334963696
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A bouquet of emotions

  • • Lilla creates glass flowers that express human feelings
  • • She was awarded the Talent du Luxe prize in the category ‘Harmonie’
  • • Her work is inspired by glass artists Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka

In 2000, when Lilla Tabasso decided to abandon her biology studies to dedicate herself to the art of glass, several master glassmakers in Murano advised her to give up, saying “it’s too complicated,” she explains with a smile. However, she did not give up and today she is internationally recognised for her splendid floral sculptures. When the Centre du Luxe et de la Création in Paris awarded her the prestigious Talent du Luxe prize she saw it as “an acknowledgement that has rewarded me for the many sacrifices I had to make. At the same time, it’s payback against those who thought I would never succeed because I am a woman, and glassmaking is considered to be a man’s craft.”

Read the full interview

Works

  • © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
  • © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
  • © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
  • © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
Photo: © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
Vanitas (Vanity)

A bouquet of once-beautiful purple and white flowers made from lamp-worked Murano glass stands wilted and rotting in murky brown water at the bottom of a colourless borosilicate glass vase. The work’s title, Vanity, questions the ephemeral nature of beauty.

Photo: © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
Impressione d'Autunno

A colourless cone-shaped borosilicate glass vase holds a blossoming Murano glass bouquet with dry-looking stems. The peony kopper kettle flowers, varying from light pink to brown, and oak acorns hang from the end of branches flanked by dry leaves. Bright red berries contrast with the wilted autumn flowers and oak leaves.

Photo: © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
Rosa canina (Dog-rose)

White dog-rose petals have started to wilt but maintain their white colour and orange pistil. In contrast, the leaves and berries have started to wither at the end of their green stems. The Murano glass bouquet stands upright inside a classically shaped borosilicate glass vase.

Photo: © Francesco Allegretto courtesy Caterina Tognon
Talents du luxe finale

A simple bouquet of four lamp-worked roses stands in a colourless borosilicate glass vase. The pink blossoms atop four brown stems rest against the edge of the vase.

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