Handle with Care

In a very small valley in the Italian beautiful Tuscany there's a group of man and women with an extraordinary expertise: hand silk-screening on glass.
Black Calm

They've been doing it for more than 50 years and they are capable of realizing the most sophisticated and difficult patterns on blown glass with high quality and extreme precision. Sottsass Associati gathered a group of designers to collaborate with Egizia, and together they developed the Handle with Care collection, a luxury series of vases, glasses and design pieces. The Black Calm and Black Noise vases pictured here were designed by Defne Koz and hand silkscreen printed in gold and satin gold finish by the expert hands of Egizia.

Black Calm

Black Calm

Black Calm and Black Noise  
Designer: Defne Koz
Company: Egizia
Year: 2007
Materials: silk-screening on blown glass

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