Strange how you know about what your neighbour has achieved by someone who lives thousands and thousands miles away! I found these incredible glasses mentioned in a Co.Design newsletter, finding out they were designed and manufactured in…Italy!!!
Designed by: GUMDESIGN
GUMDESIGN is a design collective ( Laura Fiaschi – designer and graphic designer and Gabriele Pardi – architect) located in the sunny Viareggio, Tuscany.
They deal with architecture, industrial design, graphics, art direction for companies and events. Among their clients: Bormioli, Codal, De Vecchi, Diamantini&Domeniconi, Este Ceramiche, Extravega, Fabbri Fiore, Fiat, F.lli Guzzini, Invicta, Lavazza, Lefel, Opos, Mirage, Red Bull Italia, Sacerdote Marmi, San Pellegrino, Serafino Zani, Silik, Swarovski Italia, Up Group, Vilca, Vivarini, Zeroombra, Yoox.
They have won many prizes, among which First Prize at the Creativity International Competition “Swiss in Cheese”, the First Prize at the competition of architecture for Marinella di Selinunte, the First Prize at the competition of graphics for “The poster of Carnival Torre del Lago Puccini” and four special mentions at the International Competition “Young&Design”; they have been selected, as designers, for the exhibitions “Prime Cup” and “New Italian Design”, arranged by the Director Silvana Annichiarico for the Milan Triennale Exhibition and for the Exhibition “Theatre of Italian Creativity” in New York, arranged by Vanni Pasca.
Manufactured by ColleVilca
ColleVilca is located in Tuscany too, and their range of products which comprises about 600 articles, are over 24% lead crystal.
Many objects are created by important designers, such as Gio Ponti, David Palterer, Ambrogio Pozzi, Shiro Kuramata, Le Corbusier, e C. R. Machintosh and sold in the most important Italian and foreign galleries and shops, such as Tiffany in New York, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, Selfridges in London, Waku in Tokyo.