Crystal Ball Vase
Designed by: Matteo Zorzenoni
Manufactured by: Cappellini
Year of production: 2013
The magical rubber bubbles that became a cult game of the ‘90s were the inspiration behind Matteo Zorzenoni’s Crystal Ball vases; these decorative elements
made of delicate spheres of glass are a reinterpretation of an evocative childhood pastime.
In this collection of vase sculptures, the small bases in bleached ash wood support large spheres made of mouth-blown borosilicate glass: the resulting
visual effect is an interesting counterbalance between fullness and emptiness, fragility and resistance.
For each type of vase, there is a set variety of colours; any irregularity in the colouring or surface should be considered the valuable effect of the
particular techniques employed by the masterful artisanal glass-blowers during the creation of the spheres.