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The bond between Venini, Venice, and the art of glassmaking dates back to 1921. Thanks to an ancient, beautiful, and delicate journey, here at Venini glass – a material hand-blown here since centuries – embodies the Venetian handicraft par excellence.
Since almost a century, Venini has gained international recognition for a uniqueness that stems from bringing the art of glassmaking into the larger context of art by collaborating with legendary artists, designers, and architects.
Architect Gae Aulenti, artist Ettore Sottsass, Fulvio Bianconi (renowned for the iconic ‘Handkerchief’ vases), Mario Bellini, Alessandro Mendini and Timo Sarpaneva are just some of the names that pop out when we think of Venini’s creations. An art as delicate as its products, each one handcrafted and brought to life by the passion and the creativity of the Lagoon’s artisans.
Learning about glassmaking in Venice means plunging into the city’s very culture. The Venini Museum was founded in 2009, in order to bring to light the astonishing collection of images, drawings, works, and prototypes found in the company’s headquarters on the island of Murano. More than 45,000 drawings by artists such as Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti, and Tadao Ando. Venini is a benchmark for glass art.