In 2019, NasonMoretti, top company in the production of artistic glass in Murano, converted its headquarters into a space where design enthusiasts, Made in Italy lovers and anyone curious about arts and crafts could live an immersive experience: the Museum showcases nearly one hundred years of history. Born in 1923, NasonMoretti has combined tradition and avant-garde innovation, thus achieving international fame, with creations like the Lidia bowls (Compasso d'Oro Award in 1955). Archive papers illustrate the collaborations with international artists and designers together with the history of the Nason family.
Designing a contemporary Venetian style through a century of glassblowingThe history of Murano glassmaking dates back to the Roman period, but the golden age of this exquisite craft started at the beginning of the 20th century, when many artists and designers started to collaborate with Murano's traditional artisans. It was in 1923 when four brothers – Antonio, Giuseppe, Vincenzo and Umberto Nason – founded NasonMoretti, a glassmaking company which has contributed to the evolution and international success of this craft, identifying a more contemporary Venetian style. Glasses, vases and the other creations of the NasonMoretti workshop are the result of superb traditional skills, handed down from one generation to another: preparing the colours, blowing and modelling the glass, cooling it in the "tempera" furnace, refining the creations. Throughout its history, NasonMoretti has succeeded in combining tradition with innovation, thanks to selected collaborations with artists, designers and some of the most prestigious fashion, luxury and jewellery brands.
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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