by Andrew Page
The vessel pictured on the cover of this annual design issue was not an easy choice. Blending delicate Venetian technique with a refined sense of color and light, the piece designed by Anzolo Fuga is breathtaking. Yet its startling freshness belies the fact that it was blown almost 50 years ago. While a decades-old work may at first seem out of place on an issue devoted to groundbreaking designs in glass, it suits our cover because so few have ever seen it.