shanghai vase

shanghai vase

Design Mario Bellini, 2012
Transparent or batch-dyed PMMA
Made in Italy by Kartell

A multifaceted vase opening from the base to the top in a swirling motion that projects light and energy. Shanghai is like refracted light radiating from prism-like crystals with alternating glows and shadows, creating irregular geometric forms, with a multiform and multicolored fascination like its Oriental namesake.

Since the 1960's, the versatile Mario Bellini has been celebrated for his pioneering industrial designs for companies such as Olivetti, Kartell, Cassina, Artemide, B&B Italia, Heller, Renault, Rosenthal, Vitra, and Yamaha. Mario Bellini has won several Compasso d'Oro awards. Twenty-five of Bellini's elegant creations are in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which honored him with a one-man show in 1987.

13.8" dia. | 17.3" h | weight: 7 lbs.
suitable for indoors or outdoors.

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Mario Bellini

Like many other Italian architects, Mario Bellini (b. 1935) also works in urban planning, as well as product and furniture design. He began as an architect in the early 1960s after graduating from the Milan Polytechnic – Faculty of Architecture. Some of his most popular designs remain in New York’s MoMA, including many business machines for Olivetti (for whom he was chief design consultant from ’63 to ’91), his famous “cab” chair for Cassina, and other renowned furniture for B&B and Vitra. From there, his design work expanded to TV sets for Brionvega, stereos and electric organs for Yamaha, and a 5-year stint as an automobile design consultant for Renault, while also designing for Fiat and Lancia cars.
Kartell's image and its 59 years of history are described through the company's products. The development, the corporate strategies, the attention the company has paid to technology, the project and the design can be appreciated by observing the products Kartell has produced. Kartell's products express the language and the atmosphere of the period in which they were created, but at the same time, they are "contemporary articles," they incorporate many other values and messages and this is why they have become an integral part of our domestic design world.
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