Metamorphosis explores the relationship between material culture and nature, as a system of living objects. An ancestral bond links design and nature (since prehistoric times humans have been drawing shapes, mechanisms, tools etc.) out of the surrounding environment. This bond thus links natural and
artificial universes, given that the categories are artificial themselves.Insects exoskeleton is a support and a protection, for the creature soft body. A natural container, designed through millennia by evolution. When the insect grows, the container must be replaced by a new one,through a process called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis leads to significant and sometimes ontological changes. This change became here a leap of mind, through analogy: exoskeletons as beetle container are turned into human artifacts.
Prints are inspired by old encyclopedia pages dedicated to artifacts. The shape of insects exoskeleton was translated into bottles and vases. The design thus generated was used as a reference to reproduce the pieces in glass. The way sometimes archaeologists and historians do in order to better understand lost cultures.


Camilla Brunelli and Simone Crestani

Colliuris Pensylvanica Bottle cm11x11 x h41cm
Calosoma Sicophanta Vase cm21x21 x h42,5cm
Stellognatha Maculata Decanter cm18x18 x h43cm