Lucia Massari designs ordinary furniture and objects that teeter between two and three dimensions, exposing both her craftsmanship and her experimental side.
Lucia Massari is Italian product designer born in Venice. Moved by a strong passion for colours and traditional old-fashioned craft techniques, she designs ordinary furniture and objects that teeter between two and three dimensions, exposing both her craftsmanship and her experimental side.
A series of mirrors inspired by Arcimboldo composed of swirls, rosettes, flowers and leaves – some of the most typical elements of craftwork on Venetian mirrors – in the place of beards, eyes, noses and hair. The mask and the mirror are both typical Venetian artistic products: combining the two creates a new mask which maintains the decorative details typical of the antique Venetian mirror while downplaying any seriousness with irony and levity.
Bukolisch Cabinet for Vetralia Collectible on show at the 'Call Me Ornament' exhibition at Direktorenhaus in Berlin.
Bukolisch was born out of a fascination with the painted wardrobes found in the Tyrolean region. These pieces of furniture are characterised by their bucolic painting and are considered a part of folk art. Today, the term carries a sense of nostalgia for pre-industrial society.
The concept behind Bukolisch is to use industrial materials and apply new glass painting techniques to recreate the typical vernacular look of everyday objects. The illustrations are variations of a repeated form inspired by the traditional decorations on the cabinets of Arte Veneziana (producer of the cabinet).
Depending on their position, the decorations take on different meanings. All of these meanings dreamily recall the same ornamental nature of the original pieces.