Fucina Frammenti is a collective formed by Clara Accebbi, Michele Perissinotto, Elia Venturini and Alessandro Zannoni, four designers who graduated at the Iuav University of Venice. FF aims to search for applications in noble waste resulting from industrial production and handcrafted processes. Different specialisations among the collective’s personalities coexist and complement each other in the design approach. The research starts from the production context in the Northeast Italy, to seize the opportunity of direct contact with local laboratories and companies.
Muranese glass art, like other craft techniques, combines multiple aspects within the practice: sensitive use of the raw materials, observation and attention for skills and careful and measured production. All ingredients for a sustainable process.
The initial investigation into the process of the waste started by removing the cotisso (main glass production residue) as it’s only partially recoverable, by melting it again.
The galotta, also known as the top of the blown glass product, was definitely more interesting as it could be considerated noble waste. It is a necessary part of the mould as it facilitates blowing, but is then removed
for the functional needs of the product.
The galotta has the same characteristics as the glass from which it’s divided, and therefore, it keeps the same dignity and value when reused. As a result of this concept, a collection of four lamps has been designed, and it represents the value of reducing waste in the glass production cycle.
The galotte’s retrieval from the Murano glassworks
has been possible thanks to the advice of BTM Officina.
Venice Glass Week 5—13 September 2020
Fucina Frammenti will be present at the Venice Glass Week 2020 from Semptember 5th to Semptember 13th. On that occasion, we will launch Galotte, a collection of four lamps derived from the noble waste of Murano glass production. We will wait for you at Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Palazzo Loredan), San Marco 2945, h 10 — 18:00.
Fucina Frammenti + BTM 23 January 2020
Starting our collaboration with BTM Officina for the retrieval of wastes that derives from Murano glass production. A new products collection is expected for summer 2020.