Eden is a kinetic sculpture, composed by small floating vases that celebrate natural beauty and balance.
Materials: handcrafted solid brass with satin finish, borosilicate glass
The project is inspired by the delicate harmony found in nature, where each part needs of the other in order to be balanced.
The pieces are constructed of glass tubes and handcrafted solid brass components. The weight comes from a raw piece of marble in the base. The lightness of these simple elements highlights the beauty of the flowers and leaves, which truly complete the design. Gently swinging by air currents, Eden becomes a gracious presence in a room.
This work is born from a reflection on the necessity of design to create thoughtful pieces that interact with us and our environment, losing the superfluous, searching to bring joy through essential elements.
Agustina Bottoni is an independent Argentinian designer based in Milan. She works for companies, private clients and self-productions of objects, textiles and furniture.
Graduated at the University of Buenos Aires, and after years of working in the fashion industry, she transferred to Milan, graduating with honors of the MA in product design at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. Following, she collaborated with design studios in Italy and the Netherlands before dedicating since 2015 to her independent design practice.
Exploring the language of everyday objects, these projects tell stories through a gentle use of shape. Agustina’s multicultural experience influences the research of different materials and techniques. They also encourage an emotional perception, considering objects as companions in our lives.
Her works have been exhibited at Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Salone del Mobile, Maison&Objet and others.
Since 2016, she is a co-founder of design collective The Ladies’ Room.