TAKE? (Japanese for bamboo) carafes and glasses in hand crafted borosilicate glass
Power to the function! When the design chooses to rediscover its roots
The first born in the family is the TAKE 75 cl carafe, the result of the principle: decoration = function. The project aimed to create objects to use, items in which the aesthetic value did not exceed the function, but on the contrary, where the decoration could be a support to the real use.
The rings that mark the body of the carafe, and that at first glance may seem like mere decoration, are actually measure of the liquid content and at the same time help to keep a firm grip. The first ring marks the 25 cl, the second the 50 cl and the last ring indicate the 75 cl, ie the content of a common bottle of wine.
They are made by hand by the master glassmaker, who first heats the glass body and then slips it down, realizing with precision the ribs on the surface of the cylinder.
The TAKE? carafe reminds the trunk of bamboo and it is in pursuing this suggestion that has been designed the nozzle cut, so as to resume the Japanese fountains with the arm swinging bamboo. That arm falls rhythmically under the weight of the water and dropping beats on the stone below to create the distinctive sound that has the function to remove the crows. Once again decoration = function.
Kanz is a design office, founded by the couple of architects Mauro Cazzaro and Antonella Maione. In Venice. In the Venice farthest from the tourism of a Disney matrix, and closer to the far mestizos horizons of his past. In the office of san Giacomo da l’Orio, one of the most fascinating square of The City of water, mediterranean influencec meet eastern culture as well as north european. The places of choice which Kanz draws inspiration from and then transfer it into simple materials such as glass, wood, iron.
Atypical also in terms of the creative process, the two Venetian architects experiment with a complex process that already in the design phase strongly involves the artisanal production. Kanz choose to follow a road that only a few years ago seemed impossible: to enter and remain on the market independently, freeing itself from the macroeconomic mechanisms of the global market.
Becoming entrepreneurs themselves, a road that now appears, on the contrary, the only one able to support and protect the creativity of the designers and the expertise of the craftsmen. That’s how the self-production of unique pieces turn their backs on the spectacle of the brand to chase the wonder of detail.
Kanz is the result of over 10 years working in the field of architecture and design, is the meeting point of professional experience very different and complementary, it is primarily the promise of free work, with passion and fun: in practice a bet.