A Symbol of the MSC Foundation’s efforts to protect the Sea: an expression of dedication, hope and care.
The sublime sculpture #VeniniDanzaDelMare was created for the MSC Foundation in partnership with Venini, one of the world’s most esteemed glassmakers, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. As a work of art, the creation symbolises the MSC Foundation’s dedication to protecting and promoting the natural environment of which we are a part and upon which we depend: our Blue Planet. The sculpture was designed by Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin for MSC Seashore and is located in the MSC Foundation Centre, rising from deck 5 to deck 8, surrounded by a mirror wall that proliferates the light and colours emanating from it, lit by a spotlight located in its base. The VENINI Team has supported the engineering and technical development of this colossal installation which is 12 metres high and 3 meters in diameter and composed by more than 190 fish of three different colours – red, yellow and amethyst – and three sizes (32, 38 and 42 cm), swimming in a spiral grouped by colour, evoking the sparkling colours of water and the sea.
“In the course of our one hundred years of history and passion, VENINI has preserved and interpreted a unique artistic heritage that has its origins in 13th-century Venetian culture, creating distinctive works that combine the profound knowledge of tradition with the allure of contemporary tastes.
Venini is proud to have contributed its expertise and craftsmanship to creating this unique sculpture celebrating the environment and its creatures.”
Silvia Grassi Damiani – President of VENINI and Vice President of the DAMIANI Group