Glass is often considered as an infinitely recyclable material, however, only glass deriving from glass packaging (jars and bottles) can... Read More
is often considered as an infinitely recyclable material, however, only
glass deriving from glass packaging (jars and bottles) can be recycled,
the rest ends up in landfills and is managed as special waste. It is
estimated that around 5 million tons of glass waste are generated in
Europe by the construction sector, Murano alone produces around a
thousand tons of which most is not recovered.
Crumble de Verre, is inspired by a glass processing technique prior to
the invention of blown glass, already used in the Phoenician and
Egyptian eras. This technique consists in placing glass powder inside
moulds with a subsequent firing, creating a solid object through the
fusion of the powder, this technique is called paté de verre.
Through the collaboration with Barbini Specchi Veneziani,
the project aims to reuse glass waste from Murano for the creation of a
new mirror collection through experimental approaches inspired by the
paté de verre technique. Specifically, instead of pulverizing the waste,
the intention is to reuse it in the form of grit and melt it at lower
temperatures in order to create objects that are characterized by an
aspect that can refer to the origin of the raw material.