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XXI Triennale di Milano
International Exhibition
W. Woman in Italian Design
2 April / 19 February 2017
Sempering
2 April / 12 September 2016
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From April to September, Marina and Susanna Sent are participating in two exhibitions in Milan as part of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition. Their Soap necklace and bodice are on display at W. Women in Italian Design, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico with exhibition design by Margherita Palli, at the Design Musem of the Triennale di Milano, and Sempering - Process and pattern in architecture and design curated by Luisa Collina and Cino Zucchi at the Mudec Museum of Cultures.

The iconic necklace designed by Marina and Susanna Sent is part of the exhibition that outlines a new history of Italian female designers, while the Soap bodice is one of the objects selected for the exhibition that takes inspiration from the design principles proposed by the theorist Gottfried Semper.

W. Women in Italian Design
Design Museum IX edizione
2 April 2016 - 19 February 2017
Palazzo della Triennale
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Sempering
2 April - 12 September 2016
Mudec
Museo delle culture via Tortona 56
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A new shop opening in Venice
24th october 2015
Venezia, San Polo, 70
Sotoportego dei Oresi
30125 Venezia - Italia
Tel. +39 041-5210016
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A new Marina e Susanna Sent shop opening in the Rialto area

Marina e Susanna Sent will be consolidating its presence in Venice with the inauguration of a new shop in the heart of the city: the Rialto. The opening, which takes place on 24th October, will represent the realisation of two important objectives: on one hand the expansion of the company's distribution channels with a third outlet in the city, and on the other – by means of a careful renovation of a historic space – the sending of an important signal regarding the restoration of Venetian buildings.

Creativity, innovation, and respect for tradition have always inspired the work of the two designers whose know-how is both deeply rooted and tenaciously forward looking. Innovation is a characteristic feature of the collections of jewellery and objects that will be available in the new shop, but it will also be evident in the works by foreign artists that will be on display from time to time. Thanks to the renovation of the shop, which combines a contemporary look with traditional attention to detail, Venice has salvaged another small piece of its history and of its former beauty. This same spirit drives Marina e Susanna Sent's research.
Instants of Glass
05th october / 08th december 2013
Fondamenta Serenella, 20
30141 Murano (VE) - Italia
Tel. +39 041-5274665
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Federica Bottoli interprets works by Marina and Susanna Sent

Three women who share the same passion for glass, light and photography. Through her photography, Federica Bottoli interprets the glass objects created by Marina and Susanna Sent: simple, modern jewellery, sculptures and ornaments. While Marina and Susanna experiment with the expressive possibilities of colour, Federica's close-up shots – captured with singular techniques and a curious eye – give rise to almost abstract images. The exhibition of 45 photographs, held at the Marina e Susanna Sent showroom in Murano, is dedicated to the transparency and colour of glass, but it is also a poetic appreciation of a unique entrepreneurial experience.

Inauguration: 5th October 2013 at 11 am.
Restoration of the statues of the virtues
Ongoing
© 2017 Marina e Susanna Sent | P.I. 02474460272
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In 2009 the Sent sisters took part in the Veneziani X Venezia initiative, promoted by the Venetian association Fondaco, so that they could contribute to safeguarding their city's patrimony. Motivated by a desire to preserve a part of its artistic heritage, they decided to sponsor the restoration of the six statues of the virtues, which, until 2005, where positioned on the central balcony of the Doge's palace overlooking St Mark's Basin.

To celebrate the completion of the first restoration (the statue of Fortitude), the designers created a brooch in glass fusion inspired by the shape of the statue's shield – another example of the Sent sisters' ability to incorporate elements of history in modern objects.

“To capture this important moment we created a brooch inspired by the shield of the statue of Fortitude, the first to be restored.

This object was entirely handmade using the glass fusion technique, followed by a grinding process. This is why each brooch is a unique piece in terms of form and quality (as is each item we produce). We felt the desire to combine our pride in belonging to Venice with what we do every day, dedicating our way of expressing ourselves – the language of glass – to this wonderful city.

This experience has allowed us to find in historical shapes the inspiration to produce contemporary forms.”

Marina and Susanna Sent.