He graduated in architecture in Venice, devoting to the university teaching.
He married Anna Venini, Paolo’s daughter; from the holder’s death in 1985 he became the director of the Venini , then he also worked for EOS, for which he designed important collections.
Ludovico de Santillana gave a great expansion to the glass in architecture and he opened Venini’s furnaces and Murano’s secrets to the young americans, with a sensitive equilibrium between crafts, design and industry.
He graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of Venice in 1969.
Since then he has worked both in the field of design and architecture, and also in the restoration realizing, through the collaboration with Afra Bianchin, many important works. Again with Afra Bianchin in 1958 he began to work in the field of glass, collaborating with Venini.
He has received numerous prizes and recognitions, and some of his works are exhibited in the most important museums of the world.
From 2000 he teaches at the ClaDIS industrial design faculty in Venice.
This is one of the most ancient techniques and dates back to the Roman Age. It was
reintroduced in Murano in the late 14th century. To obtain the Murrine a cane has to
be produced and then cut in small pieces, which normally have a particular drawing
inside. The Murrine are then melted together, following a precise design, and then blown
until the desired shape is obtained.