The Experience of Mosso Glasses
Developing the idea from this first hunch, we imagined a glass that was able to convey a sense of gentle and natural movement, almost as if the glass was still in a liquid state and never had the chance to complete its transformation into a solid body.
After testing and discussing the idea with our Maestro in Murano we found the right process: just a simple and gentle caress on the glass edges given by the Maestro during the hot phase, when the glass is still soft and malleable. This small gesture was enough to transform the entire glass form, creating a peculiar and unique shape on each one.
And it is no surprise that the fluid shape and wavy edges of these new glasses reminded us of the watery surroundings of Venice, the slow water flow of the canals and the warm colours of the lagoon. It’s pretty clear that the environment that is the most familiar to us, spontaneously emerged in our imagination, and since then keeps inspiring our work.
This is also the time when we came up with the name Mosso, which means ‘moved or moving’ in Italian, referring not just to the visual perception but also to the sensorial experience conveyed by these glasses. We could say in fact that, holding a Mosso, one can feel how its sinuous shape seems to naturally follow the grip of the hand.