Vittorio Livi – Collectors’ Island
At the historical Villa Miralfiore located in Pesaro, Italy, Vittorio Livi has assembled the world’s largest collection of transparent objects by the greatest designers and architects of the last thirty years, from Cini Boeri and Vico Magistretti to Philippe Starck and Massimiliano Fuksas.
“I immediately understood the allure and potential of glass, this material that represents our soul. It protects you from what is outside, from vandals and storms. It allows you to inspect the heavens and the depths of the sea. The contemporary era belongs to this substance composed of silica and lime, thus the most ecological material on earth, the only one that is solid in liquid form.” – Vittorio Livi
Each year the Genevan watchmaker Vacheron Costantin releases an art book titled Collectors’ Island, this year I photographed the entire book and this is one of eight stories included.
Many thanks to Bradley Seymour at Studio Sibling for the invaluable creative direction, and to Lara LoCalzo for her exceptional work as Editorial Manager. All text and captions written by Luca Bergamin.