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Filigrana

The collection by Zanellato/Bortotto inspired by the Murano glass world

From the collaboration with designers Zanellato/Bortotto comes FILIGRANA.

 

FILIGRANA consists of four designs inspired by the traditional techniques of Murano glass reinterpreted in a contemporary key. The project particularly references murrine, colorful patterns, or images made in a glass rod that become visible when the rod is cut into sections. Filigree and grinding are just a few of the numerous methodologies that distinguish this particular production, handed down through generations in the Venetian territory.

 

Starting from geometric and regular schemes, the artisanal processes and high temperatures soften the precise graphic signs, transforming them into irregular and sinuous patterns. These infinite decorative motifs, simple yet captivating, are the inspirations from which the collection draws, while maintaining an essential and elegant aesthetic

"The world of Murano glass has always fascinated us with its richness of textures, colors, and patterns,” say Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto. “Created through grinding, bubbles, or the use of colored rods, the variations that can be achieved with glass are nearly infinite. The idea of the project is to create a collection that interprets this precious technique through the use of yarns."

Vibrant and sophisticated, the Bollicine, Comete, Grani, and Nebulosa patterns gain tactile and visual three-dimensionality thanks to the choice of different yarns and hues. The fabrics are double-weave lampas made of cotton and viscose. Unexpected designs bring to life a fabric in motion that adds dynamism to pillows, draperies, and furnishing accessories for living spaces. From sophisticated areas to minimal environments, the collection fits into contemporary and refined residential projects with extreme versatility.

For the dedicated photoshoot of the FILIGRANA collection, an authentic and historically rich location was chosen: the furnace of a glass factory on the island of Murano.

The collaboration with Zanellato/Bortotto marks a new chapter in the brand's ongoing aesthetic research, led by art director Barbara Bertoldo and flanked over the years by designers and creatives like Serena Confalonieri, Lanzavecchia+Wai, Elisa Seitzinger, and Bruno Tarsia.

The company's philosophy, characterized by a great richness of color, a subtle yet disruptive use of color, and precious yarns, thus finds a sophisticated and poetically new interpretation through the eyes of Zanellato/Bortotto.



About Zanellato/Bortotto

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In 2013, after completing their studies at the IUAV University of Venice and ECAL in Lausanne, Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto founded the Zanellato/Bortotto studio based in Treviso.

In the same year, they presented their first project at the Salone Satellite in Milan: the collection, titled “Acqua Alta”, paid homage to the city of Venice. That moment marked the beginning of a deep and constant exploration of the relationship between places and the passage of time, a connection analyzed through the reinterpretation of traditional craft techniques.

The studio's areas of work include product design, limited editions for art and design galleries, artistic direction for industry companies, and interior design projects. The studio actively collaborates with valuable Italian and international companies.

Works by Zanellato/Bortotto have been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions, such as MAXXI in Rome, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, Somerset House, and The Aram Gallery in London.

In 2015, Giorgia and Daniele were named Young Talent of the Year by “Elle Decor Italia”.

In 2016, they received the NYXxDESIGN award – established by the American magazine “Interior Design” – and the Red Dot Design Award for the project “Storie” for Cedit.

In 2018, they were awarded the prestigious Good Design Award for the Bix chair, designed for B-Line.

In 2021, the “Marble Patterns” project for Del Savio 1910 was selected for the ADI Design Index.

Furthermore, in 2022 they curated the “Tracing Venice” exhibition for Homo Faber, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

In 2023, they won the “Restoring the Enchantment to Villa Medici” competition for the refurbishment of the guest rooms at the French Academy in Rome.

In 2024, “Elle Decor Italia” named them Designers of the Year for the annual Edida, Elle Deco International Design Award.

The studio has been in charge of the artistic direction of Del Savio 1910 since 2020 and has served as the “design director” for Bolzan since 2023.

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