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Massimo Lunardon

  • Glassblower
  • Thiene, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Massimo Lunardon Glassblower
Italian, English
Monday 16:15 - 19:30, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 09:30 - 12:30 / 16:16 - 19:30, Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30
+39 0445851409
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The maestro of Italian glassmaking

  • • Over 15 people work in Massimo's studio
  • • His pupils have included young star Simone Crestani
  • • He always carries a sketchbook for his drawings

Although he is one of the undisputed masters of Italian glass, Massimo Lunardon has never won a prize. “Perhaps it’s because I won a cup for a running race when I was 12,” he laughs. “I don’t like competitions. I also hate worldliness, and I am embarrassed when I have to talk in public.” He is satisfied with the praise he receives from collectors, and from the many designers who go to him to create their objects. “Working with people from different fields is the most stimulating part of my profession. Recently I enjoyed collaborating with great chefs to create bespoke table sets. They include Massimo Alajmo of the Le Calandre di Sarmeola restaurant in Rubano, near Padua, and Enrico Crippa of the Piazza Duomo restaurant in Alba.”

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  • © Massimo Lunardon
  • © Massimo Lunardon
  • © Massimo Lunardon
  • © Massimo Lunardon
Photo: © Massimo Lunardon
Flute pesce

This set of six handmade lamp-worked flutes, representing different fish – jellyfish, red fish, puffer fish, fishpool, octopus, tropical fish – was inspired by the wonders of the underwater world. It makes for a playful and fun table setting.

Height 25 cm

Photo: © Massimo Lunardon
Octopus decanter

This lamp-worked glass decanter in the form of an octopus has six dark green legs attached to its transparent body. The piece was inspired by one of the most intelligent and fascinating beings of the marine world.

Diameter 26 cm
Height 32 cm

Photo: © Massimo Lunardon
Goto, gottino, cichetti

This set of colourful tumblers was inspired by Venetian traditions and handmade in borosilicate glass using the lamp-blowing technique. They are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Photo: © Massimo Lunardon
Vaso picchio

A woodpecker, symbolic protector of the family, stability and hospitality, nonchalantly pecks away at the side of a thin, colourless glass vase. The borosilicate glass was entirely hand-worked using the lamp-blowing technique.

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