19 May 2016
Cristina Celestino is a sensitive furniture and objects designer, and will be presenting two projects in collaboration with two very different industrial companies at the Salone del Mobile 2016: Tonelli design is a company from the Marche region, specializes in hand-welded glass furniture, and Bottega Nove, a Venetian-based manufacturer of mosaics in ceramic and porcelain. She created a series of iridescent tiles with intricately designed feather motifs for Bottega Nove (for whom she is also the Artistic Director). For Tonelli she designed the Opalina collection, including a dressing table, writing desk, mirror, coat hanger, and stool, made of rounded opalescent glass. This material is widely used in design objects, this is a first for the furniture world; the thick plates, pained or frosted, have an unusual translucent and silky effect, making each of the pieces’ profiles almost “soft”.