See the glassmakers at work and tour the showrooms. Boasting 75 years of history in glassmaking, Ars Cenedese has a lot to offer: skilled Masters realising magnificent objects and an incredible variety of exclusive and unique pieces. The production ranges from classic to modern style, from the delicate filigree and zanfirico glass, to the traditional elegance of the Murano chandeliers and the sophisticated tableware, not to forget the striking colours of the artistic sculptures. Visitors will be treated to seeing iconic objects created by Masters Antonio Da Ros and Ermanno Nason.
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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