Arnolfo di Cambio – the Italian crystal brand – marked its 60th anniversary recently with an exhibition called “60 Years of Design in Crystal” at the recent Maison&Objet.
The exhibition, curated by designer Andrea Ruggiero, was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Maison by traversing the various eras, with the brand’s historic collections signed by legendary design icons such as Joe Colombo (Smoke collection, exhibited at MoMa), Cini Boeri (Cibi collection, featured in the film Blade Runner), Michele De Lucchi, Enzo Mari and many others.
The contest, announced last April 18, 2023, was a huge success beyond expectations with more than 120 entries.
The three finalists, Francisca Soto from Chile, Sofia Monchieri and Danielle Nakash from Italy and Israel, respectively, and Anna Gwiazda from Poland had the opportunity to join the company in Paris and their designs – realized in 3D – were showcased at the 60 Years of Design in Crystal exhibition.
Visitors to the Arnolfo di Cambio stand at Maison&Objet selected the overall winner, via online voting. The winning project was Francisca Soto’s Conico.