Antoine PIERINI was born in 1980 in Antibes, a city in the South-East of France, facing the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Alps on the other, and whose foundations date back to Antiquity. However he grew up in Biot, a village settled only a few kilometers further inland, and a French centre for glass production with an international standing.
His father Robert PIERINI, glass master, shares his savoir-faire and his passion for glass with him whilst his mother, environmentalist militant, passes down her love for nature and environment to him.
At the age of seven, Antoine already expresses the desire to handle glass. One cannot miss his vocation when working in the hotshop is a family tradition! In fact, not only his father but also his uncle and his aunt, Alain et Marysa BÉGOU, as well as Xavier CARRÈRE, his cousin, count amongst the most famous French glass artists, having put the spotlights back on hand-blown glass between1980 and 2000.
Thus, Antoine spends his childhood between his father’s studio where he discovers, amazed, the art of handling molten matter and walks through forest, mountains, or on the seashore with his family.
This education gave him a taste for beautiful and simple shapes, natural materials combined in a sober yet contrasted manner.