THE 'WIND VASES'

THE BIRTH AND POETICS OF "MAESTRALE, LIBECCIO AND SCIROCCO"


'Maestrale Libeccio and Scirocco’ first sketches. Michele De Lucchi, pencil on paper, 2008
 

Maestrale, Libeccio and Scirocco are the 'Wind Vases' designed by Michele De Lucchi in 2008. They were born of the desire to resurrect fading ancient traditions and craftsmanship techniques, in particular the technique of 'optic glass' achieved through mouth blowing into a wooden cast to shape the intended glass waves. The rediscovery of the optic glass through the artistic interpretation of the personality of the 3 major italian winds is part of the creative imagination of Michele De Lucchi.

1| 'Maestrale' Vase


Maestrale vase. Transparent green blown glass still life on white background. Ph. Luca Tamburini & Michele De Lucch
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Maestrale, or Mistral, is a very powerful and cold Mediterranean wind that blows from north-west and is represented by the vase with the largest, most impending waves that similarly to Vivaldi's 'Storm' in the four seasons gives a striking introduction to what will be your contents of the vase.

2| 'Libeccio' Vase


Libeccio vase.Transparent green blown glass still life on white background. Ph. Luca Tamburini & Michele De Lucchi

The Libeccio is a moody south-west wind named after the land where it is belived to come from, Libya, it frequently raises high seas and gives violent westerly squalls, it is represented by a peaceful rising tide interrupted by a break of three escalating waves that end merely suggest the potential of the substance of your vase.

3| 'Scirocco' Vase


Scirocco vase. Transparent green blown glass still life on white background. Ph. Luca Tamburini & Michele De Lucchi

Finally the Scirocco is the friendly wind from the south-east, it comes from the sahara and brings warmth and sometimes sand to our lands, it is represented by the continuation of peaceful waves in a slight and pleasant decrescendo that embraces and supports your vase's content.


'Maestrale, Libeccio and Scirocco’ vases. Transparent green blown on books. Ph. Michele De Lucchi


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Photo credits:
Luca Tamburlini / Polifemo fotografia
Michele De Lucchi
 

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