Under the Patronage of the Regione Veneto, this exhibition, organised by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee in collaboration with Musei Civici di Venezia and the Revoltella Museum of Trieste, is an integral part of the Sixth International Design Competition coordinated by the Committee with the support of C.E.I. (Central European Initiative) and the contribution of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the CRTrieste Foundation. The exhibition will run at Ca’ Rezzonico until November 7th 2004, and will be part of the regular museum itinerary. It will then move to Trieste, at the Revoltella Museum, from 20 November 2004 to 6 January 2005.
Can objects produced using the ancient art of Muranese blown glass take on new forms and non-traditional functions in tableware design? This is what Trieste Contemporanea asked Italian and Central Eastern European designers in its Sixth International Design Competition.
This edition of the competition saw the participation of 201 designers from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Ukraine and Hungary.