Ginori 1735 is presenting a new version of the remarkable Vaso Con Pavoni in Venice. The Italian manufactory is present at the Homo Faber Event 2022, a cultural initiative organised by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and dedicated to contemporary arts and crafts. Scheduled to run from 10 April to 1 May 2022 at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice, the exhibition features an unprecedented new edition of the Vaso con Pavoni (Vase with Peacocks).

The Vaso con Pavoni, first launched by Manifattura Ginori in 1902 during the International Exposition of decorative arts in Turin, is now being presented in a unique reedition, as an expression of two artistic cultures, those of Italy and Japan. Born from the intrinsic fragility of porcelain and entirely hand-made, for the first time the Vaso con Pavoni marries kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of precious imperfection, and the gold leaf technique, a typical craft of Tuscany.

Made of glazed porcelain, the Vaso con Pavoni is a wonderful metaphor for the concept of resilience, an artwork with no equal in the world, requiring 49 hours of work. With this exquisitely crafted artefact, Ginori 1735 highlights the beauty of the ephemeral, because an imperfection can generate a new form of beauty and the Vaso con Pavoni exhibited at the Homo Faber Event 2022, represents the Ginori concept of beauty.

The artefact by Ginori 1735 has been included in the exposition titled Italy and Japan: marvellous relations, curated and produced by the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, an exhibition trail evoking the multiple aesthetic and cultural references that passed through time and space to inspire some great Italian master craftsmen, whose works now celebrate a dialogue that has never been interrupted. Set up in the Sala del Chiostro dei Cipressi, the exposition is one of fifteen of its kind making up the Homo Faber Event (www.homofaberevent.com).

“We are delighted to participate with a unique artwork in such an important event as Homo Faber, which supports craftsmanship, artistic talent and savoir-faire. These same elements have always characterized the Ginori identity, and the Vaso con Pavoni stands as one of its most extraordinary examples” commented Alain Prost, president and CEO of Ginori 1735.

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