For the first time in history, Consorzio Promovetro Murano is presenting in Piazza San Marco the magic of Murano glass working, thanks to the glass masters of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark concessionaires.
From January 30 to February 9, during the celebrations of Carnival 2016, every day, on the most famous stage in the world, Promovetro and his Glass masters are going to show to thousands of people, the beauty and charm of glass and the value that each Murano glass object has, the fruit of the work, the efforts and skill of our masters.
Each viewer will be able to admire the gestures repeated every day in the furnaces of Murano and kept for for hundreds of years in the island where glass was born.
Here is the schedule of the Murano glass working demonstrations in Piazza San Marco:
Saturday, 30.01.2016 from 12.00 to 14.00: glass company la Fornasotta
Sunday, 31.01.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company la Fornasotta
Monday, 02.01.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company Pino Signoretto
Tuesday, 02.02.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company la Fornasotta
Wednesday, 02.03.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company Badioli
Thursday, 04.02.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company New Murano Gallery Production
Friday, 02.05.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company New Murano Gallery Production
Saturday, 02.06.2016 from 14.30 to 16.30: glass company Badioli
Monday, 08.02.2016 from 12.00 to 14.00: glass company De Majo
Tuesday, 02.09.2016 from 12.00 to 14.00: glass company Seguso Gianni
“Definitely an unique opportunity for us – said the President of the Consortium Promovetro Luciano Gambaro – to try to show the all world the work and the craftsmanship behind every glass object that is produced by the island furnaces”
The Promovetro Consortium, and concessionaires of the “Vetro Artistico Murano”, not only are the protagonists of the glass workshop in Piazza San Marco but its glass masterpieces are also going to be part of the most exclusive dinners held at the Arsenal until the end of Carnival.
The luxurious Venetian-style mirrors (companies: Fratelli Tosi, Fratelli Barbini and Ongaro & Fuga) are going to embellish the walls of the arsenal Tesa, While the dinner tables will be adorned with exquisite centerpieces, candelabras, sculptures, vases and candleholders in original Murano glass. (Companies: Sas DIPI, Gambaro & Tagliapietra, Fornace Ferro Murano, Glass Company Badioli, Eugenio Panizzi, Simone Giovanni Cenedese)
The colored glass in its raw form, called in the glass masters slang, “cotisso”, will make the atmosphere of the dinners even more lively. (Company: Effetre)