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The Collection

26th February / 30th August 2020

Mudac Lausanne - Switzerland
The work “Debutto” by Marina and Susanna Sent is exhibited at the Mudec museum on the occasion of the exhibition “Extraordinaire!”. Extended until august 2020, the exhibition hosts a selection of unusual and (almost) functional objects.

Transparency is the new black
07 / 30 September 2019

Fondaco dei Tedeschi - Venezia - Italia
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi presents an exhibition featuring glass objects designed by Marina and Susanna Sent and realized by Maestro Andrea Zilio. These vases, which are tough and fragile at the same time, evoking the prison world and the inmates’ souls, represent a significative moment in artistic research.

Inspired by water and the glimmering of the lagoon, they are poetic objects, suspended between the evanescence and the material consistence of glass, playing with both matter and the ephemerald by celebrating the expressivity of a spontaneous gesture, typical of an informal approach in the arts.

Video: Michele Borsato
Foto: Francesco Allegretto

Transparency and glass: looking through
13 September 2019

Giudecca women’s prison - Giudecca island - Venice - Italia
Marina e Susanna Sent, together with Rosa Chiesa, a historian and critic of contemporary design, will be participating in the meeting "Transparency and glass: looking through" , at the Giudecca women’s prison which will be open to inmates and the public to create an opportunity of exchange between the jail and the city of Venice.

Drawing on a series of examples, they will show how glass has not one but multiple appearances, and its wealth and potential can offer countless everyday and artistic uses.

Gioiello & Jewellery
december 2018

Museo del Gioiello, Vicenza
Since December 2018, the necklace Soap by Marina and Susanna Sent has been on display in the Design Room of the Museo del Gioiello di Vicenza.
The room features 310 unique and exclusive pieces of jewellery: masterpieces of incalculable value that offer a combination of the contemporary, traces of the past and projections into the future. Most of these items are from private collections that are usually inaccessible to the public.
Under the direction of Alba Cappellieri, the nine rooms of the museum, each with a different theme, have been assigned to nine internationally renowned curators who each present their own personal interpretation of Jewellery.

Appointment with Alba Cappellieri and Livia Tenuta, curators of the Design Room.
"Il design non è il disegno"

The glass path
May 16th / 19th 2018

Isola di Murano - Venezia - Italia
Marina and Susanna Sent take part in The Glass Path - Il Percorso di Vetro, a conference that brings together the international glass community, which this year will take place in Murano.

A rich program, four days dedicated to culture.
Organized by GAS (Glass Art Society, Seattle), the event will perform four days of conferences, workshops and study meetings.
A variety of guests from all over the world: artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery managers and museum curators, art critics and producers, all interested and involved in the production, technology and aesthetics of glass.

The project will offer an overview of the glass' processing excellence, discovering the island's history and art through exclusively created paths with extraordinary openings, a selection of brands and laboratories, which make Murano an iconic place.

Video and Photos: Michele Borsato

Restoration of the Statues of the Virtues
May 2018

Venezia - Italia
Thanks to the funding provided by sisters Marina and Susanna Sent, the statues of the Virtues, previously situated on the central balcony of the Doge’s Palace overlooking St Mark’s Basin, have been restored to their former splendour.

The statues were completed between 1400 and 1404 by the Venetian sculptors and architects Pierpaolo and Jacobello Dalle Masegne. After meticulous restoration work carried out between 2007 and 2009, the works are now on display on the ground floor of the Museo dell’Opera, a new museum dedicated to the building of the Doge’s Palace.

To mark the completion of the first statue’s restoration (Fortitude), the Sent sisters have designed and produced a fused-glass brooch. This shield-shaped brooch demonstrates their ability to transform history into modern objects through the language of glass: "Symbols of the past as inspiration for contemporary design".

Photos of the statue: Francesco Barasciutti

XXI Triennale di Milano
International Exhibition
W. Woman in Italian Design
2 April / 19 February 2017
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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2 April - 12 September 2016
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
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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.