Centuries of passion for glass: In the 8th century, when Venice was an important trade port, the first glass factories opened in the city of Venice. Their work was inspired by Asian cultures. The legendary fame of Murano was born in the 13th century, when the Republic of Venice, to prevent the outbreak of fire in town, ordered the glassmakers to move their foundries to the island of Murano.
Behind the stunning beauty of Murano glass, there is the hard work of those who realize these amazing pieces of art. The exact creation process of colours and shapes, engravings and satin finishes is kept as a precious secret. Today, modern objects of art are created by gifted designers. Their innovative ideas are still traditionally transformed into glass by hand.
The creation process is a real ritual. It begins with the mixing of the raw materials. After the adding of further elements such as stabilizers and dyes, the glass mass is melted in the oven, at a temperature of about 1,400 degrees Celsius. Cooling down to 500 degrees Celsius, the glass paste is brought into shape by finest craftsmanship.
Since the beginnings, masterly Venetian artisans in the field of glassmaking have been giving life to magnificent objects of art. Exceptional manual skills, glassblowing knowhow and the absence of contemporary technical equipment are the basis of genuine Murano glass creations. Traditional craftsmanship makes every single piece unique.
It’s a kind of magic: Murano glass has always been a fascinating matter. Today it is famous all over the world. Over the centuries, more and more refined techniques have been developed, with the result of more and more sophisticated artworks. Enjoy our new Murano collection: magnificent lights and chandeliers, crafted by hand in traditional Venetian workshops.