Lucca Nichetto and Ben Gotham for Salviati Glass
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice. He studied at the city’s Istituto Statale d’arte, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998. In 1999, Nichetto began his professional career with Murano-based glass maker Salviati, later becoming a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice. In 2011 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to open a second studio and he continues to live in and work from this city. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has served as art director for many international design brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry.
He has lectured and led workshops at various universities, including serving as a professor of design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, as well as sitting on juries for assorted international design competitions. Nichetto’s work has been exhibited worldwide and has been the subject of retrospectives in cities such as Venice, London, Paris, and Stockholm. He has been awarded numerous international design awards for his highly researched, innovative design projects, which range from products, furniture, and accessories, as well as incorporating architecture and exhibition design.
Deployed over the spaces of a warehouse in Milan city center, Pyrae/Strata installation invites visitors to an immersive experience to observe a series of unique mouth blown objects specifically designed and crafted for the event. A play of light and materials characterize the Strata hall, where three compositions of glass layers stand between walls of translucent textile. The Pyrae hall hosts a crowd of figures, a multitude of lighting objects made of stacked glass elements and showcased on fifty-three podiums.