Costa Cruises has partnered with Italian glass experts Venini to commission three vases that will be displayed on Costa Fascinosa’s vernissage cruise on 6 May 2012.
Designed by prominent Italian artists Flavio Lucchini, Emanuela Venturini and Casagrande & Recalcati, the vases will premiere at Superstudio 13 in Milan as part of the Temporary Museum for New Design’s event to showcase objects that symbolise Italian art and architecture.
The artists were given the themes of ‘charm’ and ‘beauty’ to inspire their vase designs – the philosophical and artistic concepts that inspired the design of Costa Fascinosa.
The vases will join more than 4,000 original works of art and 50,000 multiples on ships in the Costa fleet, positioning Costa Cruises as a leading investor in the European art market.
The Costa Fascinosa will be the largest cruise ship flying the Italian flag. As her name suggests, Costa Fascinosa (114,500 gross tonnage and 3,800 total guests) has been designed to act as a tribute to all things that exude charm – people and places synonymous with allure and seduction. The central theme for her interiors, conceived by architect Joseph Farcus, is the atmosphere inspired by great historic films, the characters who made them famous and the works that brought success to the most celebrated theatres in the world.