Butterflies, colours, modularity: Barovier&Toso at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
“Ingenuity” is the word employed this year by the Salone del Mobile in Milan to pay homage to the talent of Leonardo da Vinci. Creativity, the ability to shape ideas, to look beyond, always striving forward with knowledge, research, experimentation: all qualities that also belonged to Angelo Barovier who, when Leonardo was just three years old, invented and patented “crystalline glass” and became the most authoritative exponent of the glassmaker’s art, transmitting this vision and this passion to all the generations that in the subsequent centuries have made Barovier&Toso great. A long history of over 700 years made of ingenuity, courage and alchemy, visible in every piece of the collection; a legacy we rediscover at this new edition of Euroluce, expressed through historic products and exceptional new developments.
One year after the launch of the new brand identity – at the last Design Week in Milan – and five months since the opening of Palazzo Barovier&Toso on the island of Murano in Venice, the company reaps the results of its ambitious programme of renewal aimed at enhancing the value of its heritage and its precious know-how through more direct, incisive communication. This same language that allows the company to reach out to its audience with great immediacy becomes the vehicle, at Euroluce, through which to illustrate the world of Barovier&Toso.
This year the true protagonist is Adonis, designed by Marcel Wanders: a collection of modular chandeliers that features a theatrical, colourful ensemble of butterflies and floral elements, blending the Dutch and Murano traditions. The factor of multiplication also comes into play with Hermitage, a collection of ceiling lamps that creates delicate and ethereal surfaces using a classic decorative feature of the glassmaking tradition of Barovier&Toso: the pastoral. To round out the range of new offerings, the Tuileries and Marrakech wall lamps have exceptional compositional possibilities, permitting fascinating and potentially infinite configurations.