Vetrerie di Empoli dedicates the Vortice catalog to the Italian mathematician Fibonacci. The Fibonacci sequence is found practically everywhere in nature. The formula discovered by the medieval scientist in the thirteenth century is found in the vortex of the curves of the Nautilus shell, in the arrangement of seeds in sunflowers, in the petals of many flowers, but it is also found in art, in the facade of the Parthenon in Athens, Leonardo used it in the Mona Lisa. But what is surprising is its presence also in the human body, for example we find the golden section also in the distance between the shoulders.
In the VORTICE catalog are collected the technological collections of VdE: two ingenious patents – Ikebana and Gira e Rigira – and other collections made for fun but always surprising for their engineering. Years of work to arrive at the right harmony between shapes and mathematical necessities, Research and Development and a lot of passion lavished in these objects by the internal working group.
In 2018, the Gira e Rigira goblet was chosen by the Jury of the prestigious ADI DESIGN INDEX and included in the shortlist of competitors for the Award.