Paola Petrobelli was born in Padova, and trained as a molecular biologist. She moved to London in 1991, left her high level medical research to become a glass designer in 1999. Collaborating with different Murano glass makers since her beginnings, Petrobelli works in simple, rigorous and sensuous shapes which she combines with her sophisticated use of colours. She rejects the purely decorative glasswork in favor of functional objects such as floor or table lamps, suspensions, tableware and vessels. Like BOTTLE. A very simple symmetrical shape that was blown using different techniques in a variety of colors.