The innovative 3D surfaces brand WOOD—SKIN and 6:AM studio, known for its expertise in dealing with projects related to Murano glass, present a new decorative surface: +GLASS, presented in three color and texture combinations.
United by the passion for design and the search for unique solutions, the two realities combine their knowledge by offering an exclusive product, merging the ancient knowledge of the glass masters of the Murano island and the avant-garde digital manufacturing WOOD—SKIN® process. The WOOD—SKIN systems are the design canvas able to adapt to 6:AM products that become the distinctive signs, jewels in an architectural guise to embellish environments.
“As soon as I stepped into the furnace I was deeply in love with this ancient tradition, for as much as the two processes, digital and traditional, can look different they are both unique in the way they generate always one of a kind shapes and textures. WOOD—SKIN is meant to welcome other surfaces upon it, we really enjoy this kind of inclusive aspect and we are always excited for new opportunities” tells Giulio Masotti, W—S co-founder.
The project underlines the potential of glass to become a plastic and dynamic material, capable of assuming different functions and shapes through the modular flexibility of the W—S system. It can be purely decorative and aesthetic for installation purposes as well as functional in conferring plays of light and shadows through transparencies in structural wall panels.
The two products blend perfectly, in a synergy of balance between full and empty, allowing you to create infinite composition possibilities, customizable in colors and shapes.
The result is a project with a sophisticated design, capable of making any environment unique. The idea of +GLASS represents the beginning of a collaboration that will be enriched and implemented in the course of 2022 with new projects and synergies.
+GLASS is a series of artifacts made through manual and machine processing. They are hybrid elements, born from a careful selection of products from the 6:AM catalog and parametric surfaces of W—S. The W—S Tailor Made membranes are the implementation basis of the processes of 6:AM which, after a careful technical and aesthetic study combined between the two realities, give life to three types of installation capable of transforming space into a play of colors and reflections.
The Tailor Made Cloth membranes with their regular geometries change their final appearance thanks to the application of cotisso, precious stones in glass. The irregular shapes of cotisso and Tailor Made Cloth that recall nature, reflections and transparencies, make this artifact a real jewel capable of giving a totally new aspect and meaning to the space that hosts it.
Studio 6:AM is a lab for research, experimentation and development of new techniques, materials and concepts. The collection is sparked by curiosity and driven by a passion for design.
At 6 am the artisans fire up the furnaces that float over the Venetian Lagoon, it’s an early-morning ritual of dedication to preserving Murano’s living-legacy: glass.
6:AM Glassworks, Murano’s leading agency of glass production, guarantees a formidable connection between the master glassmakers of this legendary island and the designers from around the world.