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Posts tagged as 'Murano'

Tue 3.11.

Barovier&Toso Factory and Museum Photo Tour

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.11.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Barovier&Toso Factory and Museum Photo Tour, photos: © Architonic

Barovier&Toso Factory and Museum Photo Tour, photos: © Architonic

Architonic recently visited Barovier&Toso, one of the oldest glass companies (its history goes as far back as 1295!) on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. The exclusive factory visit, a rare event for the typically private company, gave us a glimpse of how these beautiful objects are made by their talented artisans. Also included, a tour of their in-house museum.

 

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Wed 29.2.

‘Happy Pills’ vases by Fabio Novembre for Venini (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 29.02.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Happy Pills' vases by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Italian designer Fabio Novembre imbued his latest collection of vases with happiness by attributing each of the five brightly-coloured pieces to a different chemical compound. Developed in collaboration with Murano glass specialists Venini, the ‘Happy Pills’ vases have been produced using the centuries-old Incalmo hand-blowing technique, originally invented more than 500 years ago by dexterous Venetian glassblowers who developed it to create objects consisting of two or more distinct parts in different colours. (more…)