The princess and designer Ira von Fürstenberg has created a line of objets d'art that are part-bestiary, part-kunstkammer
If you can design one thing, you can design everything, wrote Massimo Vignelli. Venice-based duo Zaven are out to prove it. From product design to graphics to installations, they’re causing ripples far beyond the Grand Canal
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Italian collective Breaking the Mould’s collaboration with Salviati, and the resulting exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery, is a bid to revive the fortunes of glass.
Tomas Libertiny and his 60,000 bees tested the limits of Venetian glassmaking to produce their largest collaboration to date.
The vast, empty landscapes of the filmmaker’s photographs are an appropriately still counterpart to his films.
Synthetic biologist Dr Rachel Armstrong has designed an artificial cell programmed to form a limestone reef that would shore up the crumbling foundations of Venice. Could these microscopic agents succeed where the might of civil engineering has so far failed?
Artists, architects and designers – among them Zaha Hadid and Kiki & Joost – come to the Berengo Studio in the Venetian Lagoon to work with its glass masters, part of a project to restore art to the craft.