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Simone Crestani

Simone Crestani Glassworker
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A young star in the world of glass

  • • Simone is well known for his lampworked bonsai trees
  • • In 2018 he was awarded the Talent du Luxe prize
  • • He uses a technique originally developed for scientific purposes

Simone Crestani was only 15 years old when he started his training in the workshop of his neighbour Massimo Lunardon, who was a master lampwork glassmaker. He was looking for a summer job that would enable him to earn a little money, but in the space of a couple of weeks he decided to leave school and dedicate himself to this craft. Today, still in his 30s, Crestani is internationally renowned as one of the most outstanding craftsmen of his generation, whose works have been showcased in a number of exhibitions around the world. For him, receiving the Talent du Luxe prize in 2018 was “the perfect way to celebrate my ‘coming of age’ in the professional world”.

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Works

  • © Simone Crestani
  • © Alberto Parise
  • © Alberto Parise
  • © Francis Amiand
  • © Atelier Crestani
Photo: © Simone Crestani
Rose candelabra

The base of this classic-shaped borosilicate glass candelabrum morphs into a rose plant with pink blossoms at the tips of its colourless glass branches. Five candle holders emerge from between the rose stems, leaves and buds.

Length 50 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 50 cm

Simone Crestani Glassworker
Photo: © Alberto Parise
Modern Trophy #3

A trophy is a paradoxical item in which nature and humans clash. In order to possess the beauty of nature, the animal is killed, therefore “in the very moment in which it is possessed, it is lost”. Through his Modern Trophy series, Simone offers a solution to this paradox; celebrate the beauty of life and nature through a detailed study and glass reconstruction.

Length 50 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 110 cm

Simone Crestani Glassworker
Photo: © Alberto Parise
Sakura

The colourless borosilicate glass trunk of a flowering cherry tree rises unevenly, before splitting into many branches with pink blossoms at their tips. The bonsai is a symbol of Simone’s work, representing his technical and creative journey, from the first roots that he put down during his initial training to making glasswork a lifelong commitment. “The bonsai is a concentration of life. It overcomes the barrier of size and expresses strength and energy; it is a work of art that is never finished.”

Length 45 cm
Width 37 cm
Height 53 cm

Simone Crestani Glassworker
Photo: © Francis Amiand
Glass Bonsai #2

A set of four colourless lampworked bonsai trees rise above each other as though in a peaceful forest. The bonsai is a symbol of Simone’s work, representing his technical and creative journey, from the first roots that he put down during his initial training to making glasswork a lifelong commitment. “The bonsai is a concentration of life; it overcomes the barrier of size and expresses strength and energy. It is a work of art that is never finished.”

Simone Crestani Glassworker
Photo: © Atelier Crestani
Trophy bottles

This collection of elegant bottles each has a unique “trophy” bottle top featuring the horns of a wild animal: longhorn, deer and bighorn. The borosilicate glass was handmade using the lampworking technique.

Simone Crestani Glassworker

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