Laura Sattin is an Italian architect who lives and works between Venice and Basel. She graduated from IUAV University of Venezia with a Master in Architecture and Conservation and also studied at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland and at the Chiba Graduate School of Engineering in Japan.

 

She started designing glassware in late 2015, driven by her passion for the material and encouraged by winning the international glass design competition "Un goto per Venezia": her set of four glasses "Un giorno in laguna", which was awarded first prize, is now part of the Murano Glass Museum's permanent collection.

 

Her research focuses on the ancient glass blowing techniques from the island of Murano to design objects of simple and elegant shapes, which emphasize the crafting techniques. Her work combines traditional craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetics. All the pieces are mouth blown and modeled freehand in Murano by skilled glass masters.

 

 

prizes and exhibitions

∙ "Glass Threads" solo exhibition @ Chiarastella Cattana for The Venice Glass Week 2019 – September 2019

∙ Solo exhibition at DESIGNART TOKYO 2018, selected to exhibit as 1 of 5 artists/designers Under-30  – October 2018

∙ "The Glass Bar" exhibition with Jochen Holz @ A plus A Gallery for The Venice Glass Week 2018 – September 2018

∙ "Brina" collection exhibited at Castello Sforzesco di Milano, first edition of Milano Vetro-35 international glass contest – May 2018
∙ “Un giorno in laguna” solo exhibition at Salotto. gallery, shop and studio for culture, art and design, Basel – September 2017

∙ Ikea Foundation Switzerland project grant for the development of new Murano glass design collections – August 2017

∙ 1st prize at "Un’idea, una città" design competition with "Convivio" urban furniture – March 2017

∙ "Un giorno in laguna" part of the permanent collection at Murano Glass Museum, Venezia – February 2016
∙ 1st prize at Un goto per Venezia international glass design contest with "Un giorno in laguna" set – December 2015

∙ 2nd prize at "BIC Suisse design competition" with "Bic® ice-lighters" urban installation – May 2011

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