Seventy-five years of glassmaking history are displayed at the Cenedese museum rooms, where the most representative glassworks and drawings from their Archives are exhibited, ranging from Classic to Modern style. During the tour, visitors will have the chance to discover an amazing variety of glassworks by artists who collaborated with the renowned Muranese firm and made the Cenedese production special from its beginning in 1946: the Italian artists and designers Fulvio Bianconi, Napoleone Martinuzzi, Ettore Sottsass, the American painter Harold Stevenson, with the legendary designer and art director Antonio Da Ros.
Taking the glass heritage into the futureFounded in 1946 by Gino Cenedese, Ars Cenedese has become one the most renowned blown glass firms on the island of Murano, thanks to the high quality standards of its production, both from a technical and an artistic point of view. In fact, while Ars Cenedese is proudly tied to the Muranese technical tradition, it has also been wide open to the suggestions coming from contemporary art. Continuous research is undertaken into new methods and effects, taking advantage of the collaboration between various artists and designers, thereby developing iconic collections which have been appreciated at an international level. Thanks to the skills of its master glassmakers, together with a strong aesthetic attitude, Ars Cenedese is well-known for its handcrafted pieces, both classic and modern, such as chandeliers, tableware, vases, lamps, decorative animals, candlesticks, bowls, sculptures and objects hand-decorated using various techniques, like enamel painting and gold leaf “graffito”.
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
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