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April 3, 2014
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Young Guns
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  These silicon diffusers emit a variety of scents that help achieve things like concentration or sleep.
    These silicon diffusers emit a variety of scents that help achieve things like concentration or sleep.
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  For his thesis project, Bortotto created a scent dispenser that uses silk-paper filters.
    For his thesis project, Bortotto created a scent dispenser that uses silk-paper filters.
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  Copper and ceramic cooler. Photo by Mauro Tittoto.
    Copper and ceramic cooler. Photo by Mauro Tittoto.
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  Giudecca rug. Photo by Studio Salari.
    Giudecca rug. Photo by Studio Salari.
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  Italian designer Daniele Bortotto has worked with a number of masters, including glassblower Massimo Lunardon, perfumer Lorenzo Dante Ferro, and 125-year-old textiles company Rubelli.
    Italian designer Daniele Bortotto has worked with a number of masters, including glassblower Massimo Lunardon, perfumer Lorenzo Dante Ferro, and 125-year-old textiles company Rubelli.
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These silicon diffusers emit a variety of scents that help achieve things like concentration or sleep.

Nomadic Italian designer Daniele Bortotto gleans inspiration from the places he visits: “I’m always on a train,” he says. Bortotto has tapped into generations of craftsmanship found in Venice and Treviso, working with master glassblower Massimo Lunardon on his Passerelle vases; with perfumer Lorenzo Dante Ferro on a range of plucky silicone scent diffusers; and with 125-year-old textiles company Rubelli on I Sestieri, a Jacquard loom fabric that mimics the colors and textures of Venetian walls. Borotto’s craft-centric yet heady approach comes courtesy of IUAV in Venice and ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bortotto says that he mixes the practical and the theoretical, perhaps best expressed in his thesis project, a series of objects that explore scent and memory.

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