From the Italian designer’s celebrated Fish & Fish collection, this pressed-glass design is inspired by the translucent, colored glassware produced during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Navone also draws on the color and taste experiences of her many travels.
During the devastating crisis, an industrial glass-maker in Massachusetts began producing practical molded glass tableware in three colors: jade green, white and transparent. inexpensive and well built, it spread throughout american homes, diners, snack bars, and coffee shops. now only experienced collectors hunt for them passionately in local flea markets across the country. ‘Fish and Fish’ revisited the designs in flat and hollow plates, glasses, jars, salt and pepper shakers, and vodka carafes, all completed by large hammered aluminum platters, in the form of a fish motif and stamped ‘herring bar’.