Vesna Bricelj’s work creating decorative surfaces for some of NY’s great interior designers led her to specialize in verre eglomise, a clear progression from her earlier art. Always on the lookout for inspiration and new techniques, she was mesmerized by a back painted glass cup by Joseph Hoffman at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. That sighting became the foundation for what is now a constantly evolving collection of luminous, magical glass surfaces for use in contemporary interiors. Adapted as walls, backsplashes, screens or furniture, they can bring glamour to the most minimal space.
Bricelj works closely with her clients, creating custom patterns and surfaces that will complement all the other elements in a scheme. Inspiration can be a textile, a piece of art, or one of her own designs. These reflect her interest in natural forms, which once abstracted become unrecognizable under their glassy surface.
Her background as a clothing designer involved travel around the world and its many cultures, and that too is apparent in her choices of color,pattern and attitude.
Born in Italy, raised in Buenos Aires, with degrees from the Rhode island School of Design and later the Institut Superieur de Peinture Van der Kelen in Belgium, Bricelj is above all cosmopolitan. Her projects range from furniture for Chanel to library doors in a private New Orleans home to collaborating on a mosaic wall for the Empire State Building.
She currently maintains a work studio at Industry City in Brooklyn.