Happy Pills Vases for Venini

29 Feb


Italian designer Fabio Novembre has created stacked vases for renowned italian glass manufacturer venini. Made of world-famous murano glass, the containers are in the form of pharmaceutical drugs, with faint chemical compositions written on each. Each color combination represents a different hormone, testosterone, adrenaline, oxytocin, phenethylamine and estrogen. The placebo is meant to take the place of medication, with the philosophy that playful design has the same hormonal effects as ‘happy pills’.

“Usefulness is a concept that more and more fades away among the objects surrounding us. What we expect from these silent friends is to keep us company, make us laugh or in the best option, excite us. Hormonal chemistry influenced by material chemistry. Happy Pills are a placebo coming from Murano that, with shapes and colors, would substitute pharmacological solutions.”

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