LARGE VASE BORNEO DAUM EMILIO ROBBA :
LARGE VASE BORNEO DAUM EMILIO ROBBA, “Nature is a part of the DNA at our crystal glassworks. Since its creation, nature continues to inspire, year after year, our atelier, founded in France in Nancy almost 140 years ago.
This collection is an invitation to explore the exuberance of nature and its vivid colours. A dialogue is created between the intensity of colours and the density of flora of one of the largest islands in the world, Borneo.
Daum honours this rich biodiversity, both above the surface and under the sea, through the Borneo collection and the new pieces in the Coral collection.
With the Borneo collection, Daum renews its collaboration with Emilio Robba, an artist that expresses nature with virtuosity. He draws his inspirations from extraordinary plants, almost imaginary, from this island, to create a collection that reveals the magic of Daum’s crystals”.
♦ BORNEO COLLECTION DAUM :
Giving a Daum gift is giving colour, light, beauty and rarity as all pieces are by their very essence unique. Pâte de Cristal is a rare and ancient glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5000 BC. Daum rediscovered this long-forgotten technique in 1900 and further developed it in 1968.
The Daum adventure is an extraordinary story of creativity, which, over the decades, has embarked the House on an artistic adventure in permanent renewal. The House of Daum was founded in 1878, and was rapidly riding the artistic wave of the Ecole de Nancy. It opened itself to all the innovative glassmaking techniques of that era, which enable it to reach the peaks of creativity at the sides of its peer, Emile Gallé. Daum was rapidly recognised as an essential milestone in the prodigious adventure of Art Nouveau. The Universal Exhibition of 1900 awarded Daum a Grand Prix and brought it international renown.
♦ DAUM FRANCE :
Always innovative, Daum had already cloaked electric light with glass, in association with major artists of the period, like Majorelle and Henry Bergé. As of the mid-1920s, attitudes and tastes changed, the wheel of the creative adventure turned and Daum gradually left the shores of Art Nouveau to approach those of the nascent Art Deco movement.
Daum produced pieces in this new style which rank among the most beautiful in the entire Daum collection, with a richness of proposals, an accuracy of design and a sublimation of the materials. Glass took on a mineral, frosted and crystallised aspect. Bevels were arranged in a cubist spirit, planes cut deep into the glass resolutely shook old habits.