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After the Milano Design Week 2023, Purho has chosen Venice and more precisely the 4th edition of the Venice Design Biennial to launch Stua, the new tray by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba as part of Laguna Collection, and to re-present the new low-tables Angel designed by Paritzki&Liani (Tel Aviv, Israel). 

Two projects, two concepts, two interpretations of Murano glass signed by two important international architecture and design studios gathered together in Venice for the Auto-Exotic collective exhibition opened in parallel with the first month of the Architecture Biennale.



Like two sides of the same coin, the new Purho products on display at Auto-Exotic, the anticipated exhibition in the Sparc* space in Venice from 19 May to 18 June as part of the 4th edition of the Venice Design Biennial, represent the two souls of the company: on one side the world of vases, bowls, centerpieces represented by Stua, the new tray designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba to complete the Laguna Collection, on the other the world of editions in which dining tables, low table, lighting design projects experiment with new shapes and new mixed materials here interpreted by Angel, a family of low and mid-low tables designed by the Italian-Israeli studio Paritzki&Liani.

Like ethereal figures of light and reflection, the Angels tables represent a small interior architecture in which the three pieces that compose them — bases of different heights (h.440/350), the top (d.500) and a bowl blown by master Andrea Zilio — join together to form a world of colours, vibrating in the space of perception. They want to become the impetus for a new space within another place, the home.

In these tables, blown glass is structure. The simplification of forms or their abstraction lead to an aesthetic dimension of tension created by the prominent thicknesses of the sections and by the significant surfaces for this type of processing. 


The inspiration for the colours of the Angels tables comes from the observation of monochrome chiaroscuro painted artefacts made within the Italian pictorial tradition of the late 1400s. 

The delicate shades of rosé, ochre and grey are joined by more decisive colours such as moss green, deep blue, amethyst for a chromatic balance capable of being continuously renewed based on varying combinations of the different components of the tables.


PURHO, Angel by Paritzki&Liani ph. VisualWorld


On the opposite side, the Stua tray / centerpiece by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba experiments with the freedom of gesture to once again shape an object with sinuous and graceful lines, favoring the use of monochromatic colours treated with purity — crystal, deep blue, steel grey — borrowed from the world of the Venetian lagoon and made even more intense and brilliant thanks to the uniqueness of the shades. Infinite and changing according to the point from which the tray is observed.



With Stua, the Laguna collection launched in spring 2022 expands further by amplifying the suggestions born from the observation of the cyclical trend of the tides, the maze of canals that draw the aerial profile of the lagoon, the colours and the impalpability of a place and its extraordinary glass tradition.

PURHO, Stua by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, ph. VisualWorld



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