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©Fabio Fornasier
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Fabio Fornasier

  • Vetreria Artistica Fornasier Luigi
  • Glassblower
  • Venice, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Fabio Fornasier Glassblower
Italian, English, German
By appointment only
+39 041736176
©Fabio Fornasier

Progressive Venetian glass work

  • • Fabio has reinvented the glassblown chandelier
  • • His pieces combine craft, design and technology
  • • He started out working with his father

As a boy, Fabio Fornasier did not think he would follow in the footsteps of his father Luigi, a celebrated chandelier artist in Murano. But at the age of 16, when he was sent to the furnace by his parents as a punishment for not doing well at school, he was struck by a vocation for glasswork. Heir to an ancient and celebrated tradition, he soon felt the need to create a different chandelier, “new in design, but consistent with the tradition in the structure and method of assembly,” he says. The Aria e Fuoco (Air and Fire) oil chandelier, with its slender shapes and sinuous lines, was the starting point of a new path for Fabio. It gave life to the LU Murano collection. Characterised by the union of design, art and technology, Fabio's creations blend the needs of contemporaneity with the ancient wisdom of the furnace.

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  • ©Fabio Fornasier
  • ©Fabio Fornasier
  • ©Fabio Fornasier
  • ©Fabio Fornasier
Photo: ©Fabio Fornasier
cLUb chandelier

The cLUb is a modular chandelier developing horizontally. It is mainly designed to hang over the bar area of clubs, restaurants and hotels, but in recent years it has also been installed in private residences, to illuminate the dining area. Custom made, it can be crafted in various sizes, matching blown glass with metal and wood.

Photo: ©Fabio Fornasier

Using the basic element that makes up the LU chandeliers, Maestro Fabio Fornasier created LUme, a hanging lamp available in a wide range of colours.

Photo: ©Fabio Fornasier

This table oil lamp is certainly one of the most iconic pieces by Maestro Fabio Fornasier: it is oil-filled just as his first Aria e Fuoco chandelier was in 2003, which is at the origin of the LU collection of works. Custom made, it can be crafted in various sizes.

Photo: ©Fabio Fornasier
LU Chandelier

The first chandelier of the LU Murano collection was made with 24 elements, before being developed in several variations.

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