DESIGN CONNECTED WITH TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CRAFT

 
 
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DIPTYQUE BAZAR - Paris
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THE TECNIQUE – MACCHIA SU MACCHIA
Traditionally, in Murano glass blowing tradition, the macchia is applied in a single phase and it is subsequently coated with a crystal layer. Here, instead, it has been deconstructed and reassembled.

By completely removing the crystal, the artworks lose the sparkling effect – a characteristic of the traditional macchia pattern- in favour of an opaque one.

The chromatic motifs are created through repeated multiple applications of colourful pigments and flakes: layers on layers, macchie on macchie.

The opacity as well as the layers bring to life a soft and dense texture – a drastic departure from the formal canons of the Murano glass tradition – whose optical effect is reminiscent of the vast array of colourful glazes, marbles and pietre dure in vogue throughout ancient Italy, which were at the heart of this project’s research.
 
 
DIPTYQUE BAZAR
Four exclusive capsules of Murano glasses and vases, in four special colour editions, inspired by some of the most glorious Diptyque fragrances: Ambre, Tubereuse, Figuier, Baies.

Diptyque Bazar is a brand new home collection presenting hand made accessories and objects designed and realized exclusively for Diptyque by some of the most talentuous designers, artists, brands from the international scene. Sold through a dedicated pop-up store in Paris, starting September 2019, they will then spread around major cities during 2020-21.