Blown glass with metal.
Designed by Vanessa Mitrani, Slave Square is a vase made of hand-blown glass wrapped to the centre with a metal square belt. She works with many forms and claims her designer status by creating collections where each piece is unique as resulting from an unpredictable process.
A combination of blown glass and polished bronze to create different models of glasses, her creations of restrained glass with metal meet with true success and this technique has become one of her signature combinations. Through her collection, she questions the beliefs and evocations of the different stages of life and death around the world – a world tour of the symbolic power of objects of worship and magic.
Since her first collection in 1998, Vanessa Mitrani has been a unique figure in the creation world. An expert of glass, she works it under many forms, where each piece is unique as resulting from an unpredictable process. She blows glass in contact with leather, porcelain, marble and fabric. Among her experiments, her creations of restrained glass with metal meet with true success. Many of her collections feature this technique, which has become one her signatures. In the Chain Ring Vases the contrast lies between its fluidity and rigidity. The steel or bronze cages try in vain to capture the molten glass.