Originally published in Interiors & Sources

05/29/2014

Murano Glass By Soli Architectural Surfaces

A dash of sand and a sprinkle of color, Murano Glass demands the attention of a room with its dynamic and smooth exterior.

 

Murano Glass

Where did you grow up?
I am a “designer baby,” created by artisans in Murano, Italy.
 
What was your first big break?
I have always dreamed of coming to the United States since I was little. I recently met Soli Besharat and we hit it off. I moved here almost instantly.

What’s the rumor mill churning out about you these days?
I just arrived in Los Angeles this year and am still mastering the language, but the rumors that I’m bringing a new flair to LA are already flying. (My agent is not the only one to tell me this.)

Where was the last place the paparazzi photographed you? 
It was rather embarrassing. I wasn’t even completely dressed—just leaving the factory in Italy for a glamorous event in LA—when the flashbulbs started going off. It was the first time I realized that I wouldn’t be able to lead a “normal” life anymore.

Aside from sugar and spice, and everything nice, what else are you made of?  
A dash of sand and a sprinkle of color. I demand the attention of a room with my dynamic and smooth exterior, but I’m also hard and brittle. Don’t take it personally.

Who are some of your idols and influencers? 
I was influenced from a very young age by glass makers like Gabbiani and Salviati, who created art glass and chandeliers. I loved the curves, the crystals, and the way that light interacted with each piece. I’m also very inspired by film maker Federico Fellini. His imaginative, fanciful visions of the world very much reflect the world I inhabit. La dolce vita!  

What’s your biggest turn-on?
I love being on a kitchen counter or in the shower, but my favorite thing is being hung on the wall like a piece of fine art. Move over, Picasso!

Turn-off?
When someone walks by and doesn’t acknowledge me or say anything— although that rarely happens anymore.

Who would you like to work with next? What architect would Murano be perfect for?
I would love to work with Renzo Piano. He is a maestro of his craft and many of his projects use glass to define the spaces he creates. And, si certo, Piero Lissoni. His work is so modern, yet so timeless.

What’s the worst part about fame?
Nothing whatsoever—I live for the spotlight.

 


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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

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