It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 9th century Rome, moving exclusively to Murano two centuries later and becoming the town’s most famous export. The glass-making technique has evolved with the times and has become a modern, truly sculptural craft that can bring color and sumptuousness to any space. The same could be said about modern ceramics, with factories such as Sargadelos following age-old techniques to make contemporary objets d’art.
In this series of photographs shot by Hercules favourite Nacho Alegre, glass and ceramics go head to head, inspired by the voluptuous shapes of nature and taking us to far-flung places from ancient Greece to 1930’s Mallorca, by way of a futuristic pre-historic past. Sculptural, organic pieces that can light up a room in translucent color or summery white. Now the question is, which one will it be?