Daniela Forti – Lightness of Being

Her translucent sculptures emulate the transparent characteristics of jellyfish and the multifaceted talents of Daniela Forti know no bounds. Born in Rome, her studies in architecture and interior design formed a benchmark for her transference to the fine art of glass design.

Daniela Forti Glass Art Sculptures

Her development of a particular expressive mastery of the intricacies of glass created a brilliant manifestation of the divergent process that links fluidity and heat to colors as to glass in its natural state.

Daniela Forti Glass Art Sculptures

She collaborated with glassmakers after she moved to Tuscany in 1982 where she researched the dichotomy between light and glass. Each of her brilliant pieces is manufactured by hand, using a technique known as “vetrofusione”; by melting glass, the creations are unusual, exotically original worlds where this material acquires vivid colors and pliable shapes, and light gains a new, abstract essence.

Daniela Forti Glass Art Sculptures

Through her ingenious designs and knowledge of her art, she gives new life to marine creatures by using sensual shapes and incredible colors. Jellyfish have never looked this sexy!

Daniela Forti Glass Art Sculptures



About The Author

Helene Ramackers

Heléne Ramackers is a freelance journalist who enjoys interviewing local and international celebrities but thinks she has found her calling amongst the travel writing fraternity. A creature comfort girl at heart, she loves all things opulent. Her first taste of the bushveld was all it took to get bitten by the ‘bush-bug’, an absolute life-altering experience. She now longs for the expanse of wide open spaces, a pollution-free sky and the roar of a lion lulling her to sleep. When she’s not fantasizing about her next leopard sighting, she thrives on taking photographs of her family and loves capturing the beauty of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows and the magnificence of the full moon. Born and bred in Cape Town, this wife and doting mother love visiting the beauty that is right on her doorstep – the splendor of Table Mountain, the crashing waves at Bloubergstrand and the alluring scenery of the Winelands. To add Upscale Living to her portfolio is a dream come true!

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