Date: 18 April 2008
From the effervescent mind of Studio Mendini and the production capacity of Seves glassblock comes the “Mendini Collection”, a new collection of glass blocks inspired by nature and conceived to enliven contemporary domestic landscapes with new shades and visual sensations.
After making history in the early 90’s by introducing colour to the glass block in a range of 10 pastel shades, Seves glassblock renews its accomplishment by entrusting a full-blown project of polychromy to the “visionaries of colour in design”.
“With the Mendini Collection” - explain the designers. “the idea is to make a meticulously prepared, complete and joyful palette of coloured blocks available to architects and interior designers, (…) making the possibilities of its aesthetic and expressive language more sophisticated and ample".
Sixteen colour possibilities—from the most audacious and strong shades to blacks and whites in varying degrees of transparency—that give life to a new generation of interior construction elements in “lively” colours, thanks to special production technologies that maintain the absolute purity of the colour shades.
To present and showcase the new colours the Pegasus glass block with wings was selected in the 19x19x8cm format with a smooth glass design and metallized finishing, characteristics that make the shades even more sharp, full and impactful.
“Sensuality, conceptuality, symbology, hedonism and emotion are parameters that the geometric language of the glass block had lacked until now (…)”. The pieces in the Mendini Collection instead, stand out as “bright new presences in the space, like sapphires, topazes, ambers and rubies. And it is because of this rich fascination with nature that each colour in the new collection bears the expressive name of a precious stone”.
The setting for the presentation is the new Seves glassblock showroom in Via Lodovico il Moro and is the result of the colourful expressiveness of the Mendini brothers. Five hundred square metres in tones of lilac are dedicated to this creative and commercial outpost in Milan, the company’s production is based in Florence but has manufacturing and commercial distribution sites around the world. To display the bright new palette of colors, large polychrome panels of blocks in chessboard patterns were created in endless variations—mixing pure monochromes and kaleidoscopic effects with pure geometry and figuration.
Dimensions: 19x19x8 cm
Colours: White 100%, White 30%, Black 100%, Black 30%, Ametista, Malachite, Zaffiro, Citrino, Corallo, Agata, Tormalina, Giada, Rubino, Topazio, Ambra, Berillo.
Glass design: smooth
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