Galerie NuEdge
May 26, 2017 1:14PM

Jasmine Nadeau, Mixte Magazine, May 2017

The rich history of glassmaking on Murano dates back to the  13th century, when the Venetian Republic ordered the glass- makers to move their furnaces to the nearby island, out of fear  of fires, which had become all too frequent in the city.  Glassmaking workshops soon sprung up along the  canals of Murano (just 10 minutes by vaporetto from  Venice). Over time, these pop-ups became world-renowned  factories, famous for their unparalleled craft and artistry.  The secrets of the trade were guarded jealously, and  dutifully passes from one generation to the next, while the  glassware produced was prized by the royal courts and  sultanates of Europe and Asia.  The prestige of Murano glass continues to this day. Desi- gners join forces with glass artists to create blown and  moulded pieces that combine age-old Italian tradition with  contemporary inspiration, resulting in truly extraordinary  collections.  After several trips to Italy and time spent learning to make  glass mosaics on Murano, Amel Chamandy sat down at her  drawing table to design her very first collection of hand-blown glass vases, called La Serenita collezione.

The collection includes seven organically shaped, elegant vases:  JASPER, in white and silver leaf; SOLACE (my favourite!) in the colours of  the sea, with black wires and yellow accents; JASMINE, a blown-moulded  vase with grey and yellow accents; HAZEL, HOPE, and LUNA, each more  beautiful than the next; and finally, NIKITA, a blown-moulded centerpiece  with a multi-coloured, almost floral design. Every piece is produced in  limited editions in Murano, and signed Amel ChamandyTM. The artist plans  to add a few piece to the collection every year.  Amel Chamandy is a photographer, sculptor, designer, art collector and  owner of Galerie NuEdge. Here, you’ll find the Serenita collection, along  with multiple pieces by a dozen artists hand-picked by Amel, who has a  particular fondness for colourful, abstract art.

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