Innesti - Fruitful Combination Between Glass and Textile
Alexandra Denton and Sofia Lazzeri collaborated to design a fruitful combination between glass a...
Alexandra Denton and Sofia Lazzeri collaborated to design a fruitful combination between glass and textile. Innesti, is the Italian word for grafting, a botanic technique used to join tissue from one plant with another, with the purpose of creating new varieties. This unique pieces that are mixtures of two very different materials: glass and textile. The outcomes combine contrasting properties: the hardness, fragility and coldness of glass, with the softness, coziness and warmness of textile. In order to explore how humans understand, perceive and interpret matter, the designers have chosen to work with shapes and techniques that enhance the sensorial features of the materials. The project aims to enhance the voices of the materials and stimulate an aesthetic experience that celebrates contrasts, knowledge and tradition.