TYPOLOGY: Product Design | Artpiece
TEAM: Stefano Bullo, Matteo Silverio
Serapè is a journey to (re)-discover the Murano glass-making tradition from the Middle Ages to today; an historical artistic itinerary to illustrate the birth, development and evolution of the Venetian “rulli” (or “rui”) windows that is composed of hand-made blown Murano glass flat discs.
The process starts from studying significant historical evidence, mainly based on the work carried out by Pietro Bigaglia, who in the mid-nineteenth century used the filigree glass sticks (cane) to create an infinite variety of window “rui” with daring bright colors (for that particular historic period).
Merging the wide Muranese know-how with digital innovation, the Serapè project is an experimental artipece that deal with the concept of stained glass windows.
Serapè is a flexible glass surface.
The geometrical matrix composition transforms a rigid and unanimated material like glass, in an organic system that can adapt to any ambient condition.
The texture on the glass surface (that pay homage to the ancient filigree), is generated from a digital design concept than is then screen-printed on the glass. The use and the superposition of different layers, creates a parallax effect on the glass given a further tridimensional aspect to the geometrical surface.
The basic size of the artwork is 100x30x0.8 cm but the composition can be expanded to any dimension to adapt organically to the space since it takes the shapes of the object is laid on. This could then become a reproducible object that retrieve his uniqueness on the geometrical filigree that is screen-printed on the glass based on the particular customization. Therefore, the proposed solution is one of the experimentation carried out since Serapè can be considered a blank glass canvas system.