Glass tables can be an attractive addition to your home. The only problem is that most of them look the same. This motivated a glass sculptor and artist from Italy named Daniela Forti, 57, to create her own style of glass tables that are unlike anything you could purchase at the store. Her translucent glass art is inspired by the jellyfish that you might find in the ocean.
Since 1982, Forti has been residing in Tuscany where she creates her glass works of art. She is called a “master vetreria” by the locals, especially after her latest collection of glass sculptures that she calls “Meduse.” This is an Italian name that means “jellyfish” in English. Using the power of glass fusion which involves melting solid glass and weaving it into unique shapes, Forti has created glass sculptures with dozens of tentacles that look very realistic. What makes them look so real is how the tentacles seem to hold up the table in the middle without any other means of support.
In Lucca, Forti has her glass jewelry permanently on display at the Palazzo Tucci Hotel. You can also find pictures of them on the internet too.