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Edited By Enrico Mateo and Marco Strina
December 2008
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9788837066352

120 Pages, Illustrated, 12 x 9 1/4 "

$47.50 Cased Hardcover

Dedicated to Taif, the highly successful "contemporary classic" by Barovier and Toso, which was born as a modern reinterpretation of the traditional Murano blown glass chandelier Comprehensive and beautifully sophisticated black & white photographic study of the Taif chandelier. Barovier & Toso's Taif chandelier is an exemplary interpretation of a classic idiom that respects the essence of the original.

Rather than re-proposing a tried and true model, Taif revisits and reinterprets characteristic elements of the traditional Venetian glass chandelier, breaking the usual confines of fashion and style. The project's characteristics are accentuated by the dialogue with other modern iconic design objects. The book also features a series of close-ups on the overall designs and single components, cinematographic sequences showing production and assembly, and a rapid series of frames narrating the chandelier's journey, from the glassworks to the showroom and beyond.






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