The story of Unity is a story of the unification of cultures and craft. Thorpe has dedicated his life to use design as a means of communication, describing his ethos as relational design.
The story of Unity for Venini is the story of Thorpe’s travels around the world, particularly Dakar, Senegal and Murano, Italy.
Thorpe has worked in Italy for the past 20 years, collaborating with his friends and partners and through his collaboration and passion for design in Italy, it would lead him to explore the African continent. It was in West African country of Senegal that Thorpe discovered the beauty of African culture and craftsmanship.
The concept to combine the time honored glass craft of Venini
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Senegal would be symbolic of our shared humanity and pay tribute to the artisans and their respected countries. The Unity collection for Venini is a celebration of our shared humanit