A Venetian Opalescent Glass Bowl


The materiality of opalescent glass and its resonance with bioluminescent organisms

Melisa Leñero is a designer and a Master’s student in Global Innovation Design at the joint programme at Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. During the Illuminating Objects Programme, she explored the visual nuances of an 18th century Venetian opalescent glass bowl as revealed under certain lighting conditions, and its analogy to bioluminescent sea creatures.