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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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.

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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.

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The combination of red, white and blue is an excellent choice for this stained-glass Credenza cabinet.

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“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.

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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.

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The use of stained and coloured glass is emerging as one of the key trends at this year’s Milan design week.

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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.

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The amazing colors and techniques made this Credenza cabinet a wonderful piece of furniture for design lowers.

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See also: Top 25 Modern Buffets and Cabinets

 

Author: Mónica Mendes

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