Simone Crestani attributes his passion for glass to the privilege of growing up near the capital of glass world: Venice. After innumerable visit to the famous glassworks of Venice and having experienced Murano’s renowned glass creations as part of his upbringing, Crestani entered the tradition under the tutelage of master glassblower Massimo Lunardon. As an apprentice, Crestani received a strong foundation in the techniques of manipulation. He spent years experimenting and researching new techniques with an emphasis on flameworking. As his confidence in his skills grew, so did his passion. In both his functional and sculptural work, Crestani’s aesthetic tends toward time-honored artistic values: balance, elegance, and grace, despite the fact that his creations are completely novel an unlike anything in the glass world to date. In both the plastic arts and in the world of Italian design, Crestani is regarded as a young luminary with a compelling and diverse body of work.
Common denominator of his creations is to be inseparably linked to nature in its widest meaning. Simone Crestani uses the glass with a new personal style, transfiguring the forms to give them back in their most spiritual essence.
Searching an original and elegant aesthetic that knows how to create emotions.
“I try to blow inside the glass a little bit of my soul”