History

Ars Murano was founded in 1982 by Roberto Cammozzo, Elio Raffaeli and Renzo Vianello.

The three partners have different backgrounds but they all previously collaborated with the famous artist Livio Seguso, whose influence proved fundamental in their training.

In his furnace, they learnt to develop precision, love for detail, purity, elegance and a deep understanding of glass.

Ars was created on these same principles, with Renzo, Roberto and Elio integrating their great expertise with a large passion for their art and the natural desire to express it.

When someone visits their furnace, whether it is an artist, a designer, an architect or simply a friend, the feeling is always that of being welcomed by a big family. The glass masters, together with the team of workers that assist them, take their guests on a magic journey towards a whole new world.

Only by living the hustle and bustle, the heat and the atmosphere of an active furnace, can one understand the special melting of creativity and complete trust that joins together artists with different education and different experience in a single way of expression.

Every design speaks a different language and it is only through his devotion, humility and intimate knowledge of the substance, now liquid and incandescent, now hard and cold, that the glassmaker can respect its original features, thus preserving the personality of both the inventor and the creator.

This process is exciting as it means combining the historical tradition of Murano with a continuos exploration of new paths.

This experience refreshes mind and spirit and gives a sense of unification with the whole world through art that is both beauty and poetry.

Besides the artistic laboratory, open to Italian and foreign artists, Ars Murano is also well known for its modern reinterpretation of the traditional “aquarium”, a glass theme that today is largely imitated by many Venetian factories and also in China and other Eastern countries, but never with the same elegance and richness of details.

Ars Murano collaborates with Kyohey Fujita (Japan), Federica Marangoni (Venice-Italy), Alfredo Sosabravo (Cuba), Gina Nahlè (Lebanon), Duncan McClellan (USA).

Past collaborations include Mr. Cesar (France) and the beloved Robert Wilson, who recently passed away. Ars Murano would like to remember and thank Mr. Wilson for all the emotions experienced during the realization of his pieces, that he always ended with a big applause and the joy of a child. It was a sign of simplicity from a man who really knew and really loved the millenary art of glass making.

Exhibitions

  • 1998

    • ART & DESIGN, Palm Beach
    • PALAZZO S.GIORGIO, Genova
  • 1999

    • CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO WILFREDO LAM, La Habana
    • FIAC, Parigi
  • 2000

    • CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO WILFREDO LAM, La Habana
    • TAN GALLERY, Zurigo