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Simone Crestani

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Simone Crestani

Born: 1984

Hometown: Vicenza

Based in: Vicenza

 

Born in 1984 in Marostica, in the region of Venice, he started working glass at the age of 15 at the Massimo’s Lunardon glass factory. After an apprenticeship that lasted ten years, he opened his own studio, where he continues to work, dedicated to research and innovation. An introspective and self-taught artist, over the years he put together all the lessons learned and the experience gained and finally broke away from the traditional glass of Murano. In fact, he works borosilicate glass with a special technique of flameworking that he called Hollow Sculpture, the technique for which Crestani is appreciated worldwide.
This particular way to work allowed him to create large-scale objects in glass where also the details are curated. Inspired by the never-ending variety of the natural world, the shapes of animals and plants magically come to life, even in their tiniest details, in a celebration of lightness and transparency. His creativity combines the quality of the design and craftsmanship to the uniqueness of plastic and artistic production, giving birth to exclusive sculptural pieces.
Simone Crestani’s technique, together with his personal style and sophisticated poetics, allow him to create an interaction, where glass overcomes its purely material dimension and becomes a fine and studied artistic language, a pure, silent, and crystalline conceptual element.
In both the plastic arts and in the world of Italian design, Crestani is regarded as a young luminary with a compelling and diverse body of work. Other than exhibiting in some of the most important initiative related to the glass and art-world, he is also regularly invited as visiting artist and instructor by prestigious art academies and glass schools all over the world.

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Glass Bonsai #03 - 2019

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 1,950

Blossom Bonsai -White

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 5,950

Blossom Bonsai

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 6,500

E-Sumi 'Octopus'

Simone Crestani, Italy

Lighting

US$ 5,950

Yozakura

Simone Crestani, Italy

Design Objects

US$ 690

Bubble Mirror

Simone Crestani, Italy

Design Objects

US$ 4,900

Console Eterea

Simone Crestani, Italy

Furniture

US$ 16,750

Bambuseto

Simone Crestani, Italy

Furniture

US$ 27,500

Glass Bonsai -2020

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 5,950

Delicious Fish

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 4,500

Hunting Heron

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 4,500

Modern Trophy

Simone Crestani, Italy

Sculpture

US$ 9,500

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About Simone Crestani


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What inspires you?

I admire nature, it fills me with awe and inspires me to give form to my works.


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Describe your creative process.

I transfer my ideas to glass using a technique called flame working. I have developed a personal style that allows me to create large pieces while at the same time concentrating on the smallest details.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Transparency - fragility - virtuosity


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Trained hands are my most important tool for blowing glass.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

When I look for inspiration I go to the mountains.

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