Dale Chihuly's Fiori di Como

Dale Chihuly's Fiori di Como

Rebecca Orlov
Dec 7, 2009

Since it's a wet, cold and very rainy day in Los Angeles, we wanted to share some bright and colorful design featuring favorite rainy day object - the umbrella - and Dale Chihuly's Fiori di Como.

This impressive and pretty art installation lives inside the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Composed of over 2,000 glass umbrellas, spanning across 2,000 square feet of the lobby ceiling and holding 10 feet deep on a steel structure, the 10 year old installation still garners acclaim and attraction. Over 100 artists brought this inspiration to life - glassblowers, architects, engineers, artists - all in an effort to create the scale and design of the project. Overall, color was the real inspiration and as Chihuly states in a 1998 interview "Color is one of the great properties of glass and is more intense in glass than any other material." Consider glass in your own home. Look around and see how your own glass decor works with light in your home. Does it add unique color and style?

Check out more rainy day inspiration from Apartment Therapy:

(Image one by Flickr's dbking/creative commons and image two by Flickr's djwudi/creative commons.)

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