Having distinguished itself with poetic, inventive and storytelling products, Gaia & Gino has earned a reputation as one of the international design scene’s most promising luxury interior accessories brand.
Gaia & Gino unveiled their ‘Enlightenment Collection’ – its first lighting and hookah collections together with table top accessories
The collections combined craftsmanship with technology and traditional parts of everyday Turkish culture; hookahs, table lamps and candle holders.
The Enlightenment Collection is created by 8 designers who have made 14 collections with a total of 32 products for the luxury brand.
The Gaia and Gino 2013 designers are Karim Rashid, Arik Levy, Noe Duchafour Lawrence, Juergen Mayer H, Brad Ascalon, Jaime Hayon, Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd (Pearson Lloyd) and Annette Hinterwirth
Verreum, the Czech silver blown glass company, is debuting its 25 piece ‘Love’ collection at Leclettico, shown within Wallpaper* Handmade during Salone del Mobile.
The collection marks the re-launch of Prague based Verreum and its new partnership with Gaia & Gino
The Love collection comprises exquisitely hand crafted pieces designed by Arik Levy, Karim Rashid, Sebastian Bergne, Sebastian Herkner, and Defne Koz & Marco Susani.
Bergne says: “The idea was to use a double glass wall, which looks silvered on the inside, like a 3D mirror. We’ve made it more contemporary by effectively attaching the pieces to their own shadow, which makes them look quite unstable.
Norwegian designers Oyvind Wyller and Magnor – In Darkness – is handblown into a shape that means light is filtered through tinted glass and therefore doesn’t destroy the ambience by being too bright. The cord is neatly integrated into the hanging of the shade.
Leclettico is a shop and gallery space owned by Claudio Loria – and specialises in one of a kind furniture and object d’art.
About Gaia & Gino
One of Turkey’s leading design entrepreneurs, Gaye Cevikel founded her homewares brand in 2004 and named it after her own nickname and the name of her beloved dog.
With her charm, taste and drive, she has helped bring the talents of an international array of designers to her sector of the Turkish economic miracle.
In early 2013 she established GGV Design Partners, a joint venture with Verreum.
Verreum was founded in 2009 by Pavel Weiser.
His mission was to revive traditional Czech glass-making craftsmanship with a particular focus on silvered glass.
The silvered glass technique, the exact details of which are kept secret, involves double- walled glass objects whose interior is coated with silver on the inside walls and the excess silvering drained off.
Verreum has its own glass blowing facilities in Novy Bor and its quest to sustain the glass making traditions of Bohemia means it also cooperates with the rest of the Czech glass industry