Since 2017, Tessa and Tara were drawn to the rich history of glassblowing. Made on the island of Murano, the material’s epicentre of craft, the sisters drew connections and shared knowledge of glassmaking between both Mediterranean cultures, the Venetian lagoon where they live and their own Lebanese heritage - the most common legend around the first discovery of glass dates to the Phoenicians (1500-300 BC).
Experimenting with Venetian glassblowers diverse techniques to achieve new textures in glass - here recuperated metallic threads are recycled by infusion within the glass resulting in strength and solidity to this delicate material. The innovative and intricate texture allows light to filter through and creates mesmerizing reflexions, whimsical shadows, playful patterns and a kaleidoscope of hues ranging from alessandrite and amethyst to amber, ruby and cobalt.
“Nomads” is a collection of flasks, a universal iconic accessory that transcends an ever-evolving pattern of life. Its design is inspired by traditional shapes and offers different ways of consumption, a larger size to use as a carafe and a miniature size designed as a portable object. Alcohol is a substance that disrupts social masks imposed by societal etiquettes and reveals human emotions in its rawest forms.
Each of these flasks are named after a human behavior :
ISRA – wisdom
DALIA – faith
KALLA - beauty
MAYRA - rebellion
HERA – vengeance
FREA – infidelity
Large Flask | L 30 cm, H 30 cm, W 10 cm
Large Flask Arms | L 30 cm, H 30 cm, W 10 cm
Small Flask | L 13 cm, H 13 cm, W 4 cm
Small Flask Arms | L 13 cm, H 13 cm, W 4 cm
Materials | Murano, Recycled Metallic Thread, Brushed Brass, Walnut Wood
Murano Production | Laguna B
Brass & Wood Production | Boisseliers du Rif
Photos Products | T SAKHI, Marco Pinarelli, Elie Abi Hanna
Photos Process | Tommaso Cazzaro