It looks soft, but it’s not; it’s glass. The optical illusion of Monofiori by VENINI from 1970 lies in its name: Balloton, a special technique that lends a unique matelassé effect to the surface. The piece is handcrafted using traditional metal molds and adorned with a hot-applied line in contrasting colours on the top of the narrow neck, for a finishing touch that makes a difference
VENINI | 1970
HEIGHT: 12,5 cm
DIAMETER: 11 cm
UNIT WEIGHT: 0,25 kg
The blown glass is worked by hand with the traditional balloton glassmaking technique in which a metal mold is employed to achieve an effect in crossed relief.