Lara Bohinc’s collection is inspired by her encounters with Venice. Metal frames hold Bohinc’s Murano glass vases and are reminiscent of the foundations upon which Venice was built: the metal is strong, rigid and geometric; the glass likes water, being fluid, organic and irrepressible.
This playful twist on the foundations of Venice is the inspiration behind this collection – a marriage of opposites is also found in the Hotel Bauer’s modern and neogothic architecture, in seamless union in spite of their different architectural movements. And like Venice, The Bauer is hosting to a set of dichotomies – the embodiment of contradictions and geometry with the organic – a theme that Bohinc expresses in this collection.
Venice is synonymous with water and glass is the perfect material to represent this, also being one of the city’s most celebrated materials and traditions. The voluptuous forms in this body of work are blown from within a metal cage and this style also features in traditional Venetian sculptural glass.
Bohinc has created the Venturi Collection in ruby red, rose, sapphire, white filigrana glass, lilac and petrol blue with the metal frames glazed in bronze. The process of hand blown glass forms unique, organic pieces.
Each vase is handmade in Venice from Murano glass in a small artisanal workshop. All Venturi vases are unique pieces therefore the size and colour may vary. Slight variations in Murano glassware pieces are a confirmation of fine crafting. The tiny bubble are formed by gases when chemicals unite in the fusing or melting of the raw ingredients. These bubbles do not affect the quality or the beauty of the glass, instead are one of Murano's signature controlled errors, where one can see the artisanal nature of the product.
How to clean the vase: if the vases have dust or stains clean them by filling them half-full with moderately hot water, a small amount of mild detergent, two tablespoons of white vinegar or ammonia and a cup uncooked rice. Swirl the rice around for a few minutes to remove residue. Rinse well with moderately hot water and air dry, upside down, on a rack.
PRODUCT CODE: VVP-CRB MATERIAL: Murano glass and metal DIMENSIONS: height 30cm, dia. 16cm, base 12.5 x 12.5cm x height 23cm, opening dia. 4cm