Italian Murano Glasswork Can Be The Stand Out Of Your Bathroom Project – This Italian technique is known for its artistic glassworks, but it also has a long history of innovations in glassblowing and is Europe’s major glassmaking center. In the 15th century the Murano glassmakers not only created “cristallo”, an almost transparent glass, considered the finest glass in the world, but they also developed a white glass called “lattimo” which resembled porcelain. Later, Italian Murano Glasswork also became Europe’s finest mirror’s production center and the traditional techniques became a relic of the Italian craftsmanship. The Luxury Bathrooms team is going to show you how to incorporate this incredible Italian craft into a luxurious bathroom project!
Venetian glassmaking factories existed since the 8th century, but they started to be controlled by Murano in the beginning of 1291. Glass factories often caught fire, so removing them from the city and locating them in an island avoided major fire disasters for the populations. It is known that Venetian glassmakers protect secret recipes and methods for making glass, which are still treasured in Murano.
Venice was controlled by the Eastern Roman Empire, but eventually became an independent city-state which flourished as a craftsmanship trading center and seaport. The city’s alliances with the Middle East created opportunities for the glassmakers to learn with more advanced countries as Syria and Egypt.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, the demand for handmade glassworks increased a lot. The spread of glassmaking talent among Europe eventually lessened the importance of Venice and its Murano glassmakers, especially since Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat in 1797. However, Murano glassmaking began to recover in the 1920s and today the island is home to numerous glass factories and a few individual artists’ studios.
“Flowers of Murano” is a unique and exclusive stool created using the highest quality glass from the Italian Murano island. This exclusive furniture design is the reinvention of ancient Italian craftsmanship techniques, such as glass blowing and glasswork, in a contemporary design, inspired by natural elements. This limited-edition stool design was created by the master artisans Joaquim and Marco Costa from Project CULTURE with the help off Salviati. This incredible stool design can easily be the centerpiece of your stunning bathroom project!
Created for over 1500 years, the Venetian Glass production focused on the island of Murano since the 13th century… Murano’s Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian showcases the history of glassmaking as well as glass masterpieces from Egyptian times to the present day. Today, this ancient technique is the symbol of Italian Craftsmanship and it is internationally celebrated!
Italian Murano Glasswork
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Italian Murano Glasswork