Since its inception in 1990 ARCADE's history has been punctuated by encounters: between the founder Ivan Baj and numerous glass masters, between water and sand, sea and earth, fresh and brackish waters, between matter and color. Immersed in unexpected contexts or resurfaced from familiar places, these encounters have throughout the time, given birth to collections of vases. That of ARCADE has always been a sensory journey, sight and touch being at its core. Every vase possesses a poetic potential, if only it is envisaged as a fusion of sand and human breath.
Every collection is a journey, every object a recollection of encounters.
- Ivan Baj