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Blossoming Beauty Curated by Michelangelo Foundation, Sylvain Roca, Venini

Glass craftsmanship in bloom

Explore an enchanting display of floral creativity and fine glass craftsmanship

Enter an evocative fairy tale garden where beautiful flower bouquets are displayed to glorious effect in bespoke glass vases, enhanced by an immersive video and poetic soundtrack. To create this enchanting exhibition, leading glass manufacturer Venini, based on Murano island in Venice, collaborated with ten international flower designers to create a series of original vases using ancient glassmaking techniques. Those same floral artists then created special bouquets to enhance the beauty of these delicate glass vessels. The result is a stunning display demonstrating the fine craftsmanship involved in both glassmaking and floral art.

Sensorial immersion

Designer Sylvain Roca has created an experience for all the senses. As well as the stunning glass vases and floral bouquets, a mysterious soundtrack conceived by French composer Christian Holl celebrates the relationship between artisans and the natural world: the transformation of grains of sand into splendid glass forms in the furnaces of Venini, and the creation of beautiful bouquets by artists using nature’s bounty. A video directed by filmmaker Olivier Brunet celebrates the four elements of the natural world, while the garden’s entrance features an exquisitely crafted sign by graphic artists Antoine+Manuel.

A world of floral art in their hands

The ten participating international
flower artists are

Curated by

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