Ettore Sottsass. Blown handmade glass.
OPALINI OPACHI - The opaque white glass known as lattimo was invented in Murano some time around the middle of the 15th century in an attempt to imitate porcelain, which was then beginning to enter Europe in significant quantities. Opaline glass had its golden age in the 1930s, and gives its name to the Opalino collection created by Venini in 1930-35. It’s made by encasing lattimo glass in one or more thin layers of transparent or coloured glass to obtain an intensely vivid and colourful effect. Opaline glass in more subdued colours is often enhanced by inclusions of gold and silver leaf to create an attractive metallic sheen.
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Since over ninety years the Venini brand stands out for its craftsmanship and tradition in the international glass objects market. The first artistic director Vittorio Zecchin has immediately laid the foundations for the stylistic identity that still today distinguishes the company. Since its origins, the company Venini has always been at the forefront, trying to reinterpret the traditional patterns in a modern key, thanks to the skill in the processing of glass according to the ancient knowledge of the master glassmakers of Murano. History and tradition come together with innovative projects and design: this brings the company Venini to be present at the most important design appointments in the world, where annually presents new collections and limited editions designed by great designers.
- Ettore Sottsass