Sam Baron, ‘A container of an escape: Echapée (never escaping)’, 2016, Roehrs & Boetsch

Part of Table of Contents - A Collection in Glass - by Fabrica for Roehrs & Boetsch

Description: A piece based on the vernacular of a venetian lantern — glass is blown in a metal structure to protect the light. In this case, the metal structure is made of wire familiar with the (embarassing) actuality of Europe’s migrant situation. The shape of the lantern itself is based on the profile lines of the bourgeois chandelier. The glass blown inside is “hurt” by metal points, but also protected by them.

Manufacturer: Massimo Lunardon / Fabrica, Italy

Design Miami/ Basel 2016: The Zürich gallery Roehrs & Boetsch and Fabrica, the communication research center of Benetton located in Italy, have teamed up to create Table of Contents, a new glass collection that will make its debut as Curio at Design Miami/ Basel.

Fabrica, Italy, 2016

About Sam Baron

The work of French designer Sam Baron mixes up ideas of classic European elegance by reimagining traditional shapes and functions in stylish new forms. Through his eye, Portuguese ceiling ornaments are transformed into dining plates, sausages are envisioned in mouth-blown glass, and the boombox and VHS tape become ceramic sculptures. The baroque is given new life and a subdued contemporary finish in pieces such as a pair of conjoined Louis XVI chairs or painted porcelain bird sculptures. His unique vision has earned him recognition as one of the ten important designers of the next decade by Phillippe Starck, as well as the role of design director at Benetton’s communication research center, Fabrica, where he mentors a new generation of design innovators.

French, b. 1976, based in Treviso, Italy

About Fabrica