My dialogue with glass is very special, it takes me to a creative dimension where anything can happen.

This is the magical moment when we can give shape o our toughts, repeat the history of millennia with a gesture and direct the act to create a form of luminous plasticity. When we can give shape o our toughts, repeat the history of millennia with a gesture and direct the act to create a form of luminous plasticity.

Botanica Vitrea

Michela Cattai’s latest creative exploration is expressed in the Botanica Vitrea collection
through a series of blown glass sculptural works:
BOTANICA ADRIATICA, BOCCIOLO, COROLLA, PISTILLO, and LIBELLULA.
Each piece is unique and of great constructive complexity.

The collection is infused with a warm color palette: Amber, Antique Gold, and Hydrangea.

The artist not only reinterprets ancient Murano techniques but also explores the historical significance of native plants in the Venetian lagoon habitat, such as Salicornia and
Salsola. In the past, ashes from these plants, containing potassium and sodium
carbonate, were mixed in the crucible to produce blown glass.

anemone

Anemone series, Michela Cattai

What makes this collection unique is the masterful use of glass reliefs, giving the artworks an extraordinary vitality. The blurred, moving, and organic petals create a poetic image reminiscent of petals in the wind, bringing to life a suggestive combination of natural inspiration and creative expression.

Anemone series, Michela Cattai

naturalia

the Naturalia collection interprets Michela Cattai’s long standing fascination for nature’s force
the Naturalia collection interprets Michela Cattai’s long standing fascination for nature’s force
the Naturalia collection interprets Michela Cattai’s long standing fascination for nature’s force
the Naturalia collection interprets Michela Cattai’s long standing fascination for nature’s force

Naturalia presents diverse shapes and sizes, symbolizing the unpredictable state of nature, influenced by its variations.

Show at DESIGN MIAMI, Miami Show at SALON ART + DESIGN, New York

botanica adriatica

Michela Cattai - Botanica Adriatica

Botanica Adriatica represents a perfect synthesis between the ‘savoir-faire’ of the Murano island’s traditional blown glass and the marine territory of the Venetian lagoon. Show at SALON ART + DESIGN, New York Show at Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy

Michela Cattai - Botanica Adriatica

cortecce

cortecce

“For Cattai it is rather that of exploring the possible horizons of meaning of the material and its sculptural transformations, finding therein the original ‘formativity’, and above all a deep relationship with the natural in a supremely expressive dimension.”
Flaminio Gualdoni, 2023

linfa

Linfa series showed at Palazzo Litta Milan

DOPPIA FIRMA

DOUBLE SIGNATURE.
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN DESIGN
AND ARTISANAL EXCELLENCE

Milano Design Week 2022

Presented by
MICHELANGELO FOUNDATION
A project by
FONDAZIONE COLOGNI MESTIERI D’ARTE
CORRIERE DELLA SERA Living

Details of the Linfa series showed at Palazzo Litta Milan

Getting closer with great sensitivity and respect to the creative waste coming from another artist’s work and reshaping it in a new artefact

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in un soffio racconto la mia storia in un soffio racconto la mia storia in un soffio racconto la mia storia

Michela Cattai shows a piece of the Linfa series

“La forma si spoglia di ogni elemento decorativo tipico, rivelando la sua struttura più essenziale, e svelandone l’anima viva nella rimozione del lustro, nella torsione volumetrica, nella scoperta di una irriducibile tattilità della superficie.”

Elisabetta Longari.

The sculptures, all unique pieces, tell us about a deep love for the glass material, which has its roots in the past, but that expresses itself using a contemporary language