Famous Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has developed with the graphic designer Federico Pepe the Credenza collection of furniture, which includes cabinets, screens and a table designed for Milan boutique Spazio Pontaccio. The entire collection was showcased for the first time this year during Milan Design Week.
Urquiola has added stained-glass panels to the front of the cabinets. All of the pieces feature geometric panels of blue, red and yellow glass. The use of this type of glass emerged as a tendency during this year’s Milan design week.
To create this design, the glass was cut by Italian artisans to match paper and card patterns. Narrow strips of metal are melted between the gaps that fuse the panels together once cooled and solidified. The panels are installed in simple furniture pieces that rest on thin cylindrical legs.
“Credenza is produced in Italy by artisans skilled in the manual technique of stained glass, generally used for the architecture and the decoration of churches.”