Stained-glass Credenza cabinet by Patricia Urquiola
Successful Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola together with the graphic designer Federico Pepe has developed the Credenza collection of furniture, which includes stained-glass Credenza cabinet, screens and a table designed for Milan boutique Spazio Pontaccio.
The glass became Urquiola favourite material last year when she designed a set of iridescent furniture and mirrors using the material. The designer has since created a range of grid-patterned architectural glass for Skyline Design.
“Credenza – characterised by contemporary patterns, colours and materials – is produced in Italy by artisans skilled in the thousand-year-old manual technique of stained glass, generally used for the architecture and the decoration of churches.”
The panels are installed in simple furniture pieces that rest on thin cylindrical legs. The curved forms of the cabinets taper back from the glass sections across the front.
Patricia Urquiola has added stained-glass panels to the front of the cabinet, and this material is becoming the latest in a series of designers to use it for contemporary furniture.
The combination of red, white and blue is an excellent choice for this stained-glass Credenza cabinet.
“The meeting between an antique sacred inspiration and its reinterpretation in the form of design is as well reflected in the production process of the collection,” said a statement from Spazio Pontaccio.
Urquiola worked with graphic designer Federico Pepe to create the Credenza capsule collection of furniture, which includes cabinets, screens and a low table designed for Milan boutique Spazio Pontaccio.
The use of stained and coloured glass is emerging as one of the key trends at this year’s Milan design week.
The Campana brothers have used the material to fill blob-shaped gaps in a wooden cabinet, and Glas Italia is presenting a range of coloured glass furniture pieces.
The amazing colors and techniques made this Credenza cabinet a wonderful piece of furniture for design lowers.