inspired by the exoskeleton
of sea urchins
a work of art
woven with mastery
luca barengo, 2023
Lixula vase design is a particular and surprising project inspired by the exoskeleton of sea urchins, the arbacia lixula, a semi-spherical shape divided by clearly visible sundials.
From conception to realization the process has been long and full of unknowns. Natural materials, components of mechanical origin and skilled hands had to adapt and coexist in order to create a unique object. The refined art of wicker weaving blends with the ancient technique of slab turning, two distant worlds but united by authentic values and the desire to safeguard Italian human capital.
Lixula are a precious pair of vases/containers carrying past workers projected in modernity, where craftsmanship, experience, tradition and family is total throughout the production chain.