Archive for January, 2015

Murrine Opache Piatto Rettangolare

This combination of little murrinas is one of the best example of Carlo Scarpa’s creativity and of his experience with Venini’s glass Masters. Strong colors, small signs, inclined planes are emphasized by shadings obtained with the Venini typical grinding. Carlo Scarpa brought in the company his color research applied on the antique murrine technique. During the 19th century the murrine technique lost value and charm and Carlo Scarpa was able to update it, giving it back value and preciousness.

Filigrana Vaso e Coppa

In 1929 Napoleone Martinuzzi reinterpreted the filigree glass making technique, born in Murano in the 16th century. He created a vase and a bowl with a woven theme, mysterious and fascinating.
Napoleone Martinuzzi is the artist that enhanced some glass historical techniques the most. Besides he had a luxurious style, rich of details and thanks to these distinctive features he became an important representative in the early ‘900 art.
03408 Coppa
Ø 11” H 5,51”
Colors available: CRYSTAL/CORAL/SAPPHIRE
LIMITED EDITION 49 MASTERPIECE IN ARABIC NUMBERS + 9 ROMAN NUMERALS
03385 Vaso
Ø 10,62” H 7,48”
Colors available: CRYSTAL/CORAL/MILK-WHITE
LIMITED EDITION 49 MASTERPIECE IN ARABIC NUMBERS + 9 ROMAN NUMERALS

Murrine Romane

These Murrine are called “roman” due to their graphic signs and beacuse they seem to create an optical illusion. They are a rare and precious object like it was popular during the Roman Empire, made of essential geometrical shapes. Carlo Scarpa was always very concentrated on colors and in this glass work color is indeed the protagonist. Colors mix creating new graphic and
chromatic effects.
520.20 – Ø 6,29” H 7”
520.21 – Ø 8,26″ H 5,90″

Formosa

“Formosa”, Round shapes in colored glass are applied to the lower ends of the stems, ideally transport the light from top to down. A central glass sphere slightly pinkish encloses the light source.