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    The unique and exclusive nature of creative genius

    They stem from the encounter between the Fornace (kiln) and some of the world’s greatest artists. Priceless and truly invaluable pieces.

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      RITORTO

      Gae Aulenti

      Metal grids enclose glass, together with a cascade of tiny air bubbles, creating two works that are all about strong contrasts and artistic tension.

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      Gae Aulenti

      RITORTO

      TORTO

      Gae Aulenti

      Metal grids enclose glass, together with a cascade of tiny air bubbles, creating two works that are all about strong contrasts and artistic tension.

      Gae Aulenti

      TORTO

      GOBURAM

      Ettore Sottsass

      Creating glass objects is a very emotional experience: shapes and colours come to mind, inspired by near and faraway places, by a world that is halfway between fantasy and reality.

      Ettore Sottsass

      GOBURAM

      MARITO E MOGLIE

      Ettore Sottsass

      You wouldn’t say at first glance, but they’re in love like the first day. They just know that nothing can undermine rock solid foundations.

      Ettore Sottsass

      MARITO E MOGLIE

      CIRCO DI LUNE

      M. Guggisberg & P. Baldwin

      Cosmic celebration takes the form of sleek glass spheres. Small and distant, their beauty shines like moons in the universe.

      M. Guggisberg & P. Baldwin

      CIRCO DI LUNE

      GIOTTO

      Alessandro Mendini

      The magnificence of Italian art is reflected in the piercing gaze on its painted faces, in the colourful wings of its angels and in the rich shades of its blue sky. Giotto stems from a feeling of genuine admiration.

      Alessandro Mendini

      GIOTTO

      LANTERNE MARINE

      Barber & Osgerby

      When crossing the Venetian lagoon, you can observe boat lights with protective metal mesh guards or cages. This is the inspiration behind Lanterne di Mare by VENINI.

      Barber & Osgerby

      LANTERNE MARINE

      ANDO TIME

      Tadao Ando

      If it stands true that architecture is defined by time and space, then this piece by Tadao Ando is the quintessence of architecture.

      Tadao Ando

      ANDO TIME

      FALSTAFF

      Alessandro Mendini

      It’s not easy to sculpt the mask of Sir John Falstaff, loved, mocked and laughed at by the Merry Wives of Windsor. A task made all the harder when using a delicate and iridescent material like Murano glass.

      Alessandro Mendini

      FALSTAFF

      PYROS

      Emmanuel Babled

      Like a meteor shower, colours fall on glass, their arrangement dictated by the instinct of designer Emmanuel Babled. A process that recalls Action Painting.

      Emmanuel Babled

      PYROS

      UPUPA

      Toni Zuccheri

      Wild and restless, the hoopoe flies from its glass nest. With its distinctive crown of feathers, it is definitely the most eye-catching bird in Murano.

      Toni Zuccheri

      UPUPA

      ANATRA

      Toni Zuccheri

      Perhaps it’s because of its calm and poised demeanour or slightly puffy shape with a thin neck, but its relaxing appearance brings you instant calm.

      Toni Zuccheri

      ANATRA

      FISCHIONE

      Toni Zuccheri

      This large migratory bird breeds in the northernmost areas of Europe and Spain and winters in Italy, choosing the Fornace (Kiln) as the perfect spot to spend the colder months.

      Toni Zuccheri

      FISCHIONE

      PAVONCELLA

      Toni Zuccheri

      Its movements are swift and stealthy. At times nervous. This lapwing never misses the chance to show off its spectacular glass plumage.

      Toni Zuccheri

      PAVONCELLA

      MURRINE OPACHE

      Carlo Scarpa

      Inscrutable and enigmatic, the finest hues of Black and Coral chase each another, giving life to an interplay of irregular symmetries: mysterious tiny dots meet slanted surfaces and bevelled edges.

      Carlo Scarpa

      MURRINE OPACHE

      SERPENTE

      Carlo Scarpa

      Silent, mysterious, precious. The fascinating world of snakes enveloped in blown glass. Snakes coiled around matter, or perhaps it’s matter coiled around snakes.

      Carlo Scarpa

      SERPENTE

      PIATTO A MURRINE

      Venini

      Primitive inspirations for a plate that is all about mesmerising hues: dark strokes of murrine recall fossilized ferns trapped in precious glass amber by the master glassblowers.

      Venini

      PIATTO A MURRINE

      PISTILLO

      Atelier Oï

      Like a flower with its pistil, the two coloured glass elements speak to each other, recalling the theme of reproduction. Skin on skin.

      Atelier Oï

      PISTILLO

      BATTUTO A NIDO D'APE

      Carlo Scarpa

      A waved, rather than linear shape. A seamless repeating pattern, rather than a sleek surface. An endless sequence of small hexagons gives life to a unique creation, regular in its irregularity.

      Carlo Scarpa

      BATTUTO A NIDO D'APE

      IL SILENZIO DEI COLORI

      Matteo Thun

      So close, so quiet. Still in complete silence. The peaceful nature of colours becomes the new star of the art of glassblowing.

      Matteo Thun

      IL SILENZIO DEI COLORI

      Where are my glasses xxl

      Ron Arad

      Ron Arad

      WHERE ARE MY GLASSES XXL

      ANDO COSMOS

      Tadao Ando

      The vastness of the cosmos cannot be perceived by the human eye, thus we can only imagine its depth, the matter and voids it contains.

      Tadao Ando

      ANDO COSMOS

      FUOCHI BOREALI

      Giorgio Vigna

      In the alchemy of the Fornace (Kiln), glass is tinged with the iridescent colours of nature. It takes the shape of a vase, welcoming water and giving birth to flowers of fire: creatures generated by the passing of time and seasons.

      Giorgio Vigna

      FUOCHI BOREALI