The new shapes of glass: drawing with Carlo MorettiCarlo Moretti gives classes. A three-day creative voyage in Murano is the prize assigned to the 20 students who won the International Competition â€™The new shapes of glass: drawing with Carlo Morettiâ€™ jointly promoted with the homes magazine Elle Decor. Dedicated exclusively to design and art school students coming from Italy and abroad, the competition was published February last with the collaboration of some of the most prestigious design institutes: the Italian Scuola Politecnica di Design, the European Design Institute, the Domus Academy, the IUAV of Venice, the University of Florence, the Academy of Fine Arts of Capo dâ€™Orlando the International College of Arts and Sciences, IDI; the French Ecole des Beaux Arts of Saint Etienne; the British Royal College of Arts of London; the Dutch Design Academy of Eindhoven; the Finnish UIAH ï¿½ University of Arts and Design of Helsinki; the Danish Denmarks Design Skole of Copenhagen. With the contribution of EDIF (Edizioni Italo Francesi) Ltd. company of Milan.
The competition set itself the goal of making the students familiarize with the art of glass so that, with their own creativity, discussions and confrontations they could eventually develop and create a project to be transmuted into blown glass, while bringing to light new creative talents. The designs represented in the projects could be of free choice, as long as they were â€™translatableâ€™ into blown glass.
From October 17-20, the 20 selected contestants were hosted in Carlo Morettiâ€™s firm. The first day was dedicated to instructing the students on methods and places of work, with a visit to the furnace and a lecture on production techniques, whereas days two and three were devoted to the elaboration of the projects. Guided by Carlo Moretti, the students drew objects of their choice to be transformed into blown glass.
The jury, composed by Carlo Moretti (President), Rosa Barovier Mentasti (Murano glass historian) Medardo Chiapponi (director of the Faculty of Arts and Design of the IUAV of Venice, Livia Peraldo Matton (director of Elle decor) and by architect Gianluigi Perscolderung (professor of Visual Communication at the IUAV of Venice), is going to judge the prototypes produced during the Creative Journey. The first ten artifacts will be exposed in an exhibition, the location of which is yet to be decided.
During the next few months, Carlo Moretti will give each winner a prototype of the object created.
List of the 20 selected contestants
Giovanni Bergamo, Angelo M. Barducci, Karl Magnus Nilsson, Eleonora Dal PrÃ , Luca Gnizio, Nara Yuichi, Jennifer Lemieux, ThÃ¨ophile Besson, Arnaud Bossolini, Myrtil Favre, Izabela Krysiak, Emilie Littras, Valentina Lo Criti, Renata Noemi Nagy, Paola Sammartino, James Maclachlan, Sara Pallavicini, Anne Vibeke Mou, Mikko Jarvenpaa, Jeffrey Rudolph Sarmiento.