Heart of Glass
From the NY Times
Last month at Design Miami, the Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk showed a collection of seven objects for Venice Projects, an Italian gallery that commissions contemporary artists to work with traditional Venetian glass techniques. The collection is now available at veniceprojects.com. Van Eijk’s fanciful, craft-intensive and extravagant objects (“Love,” shown here, is $19,200) invest everyday items like a cooking pot or a watering can with emotional resonance by virtue of juxtapositions (a stack of glass pillows topped by an hourglass in “Rest”) and color (red for passion in “Love”). Van Eijk and her partner, the designer Joost van Bleiswijk, will also be part of the exhibition “Glasstress 2011,” which opens June 3 to coincide with the Venice Biennale.