Barovier&Toso can boast seven hundred years of experience: a tradition of craftsmanship and creativity. Born in 1295, when glass blowing in Murano was an “emerging art”, the company is nowadays, twenty generations after its foundation, the world’s most renowned producer of sophisticated Murano chandeliers. Here, people visiting the furnace will discover all the phases of the production process, from the raw materials to the final artefact. During the guided tour and demonstration, participants will watch experienced glassmasters unveiling the secrets and alchemies of the art of Venetian crystal.
The magnificence of the world’s most famous Murano chandeliersThe Venetian glass company Barovier&Toso is well known for creating lighting for prestigious residences and palaces worldwide, admired for their dazzling style and sophisticated craftsmanship. The roots of this excellence lie in their unparalleled heritage: the first Barovier mentioned as glass master on Murano island dates back to an age when glass blowing itself was considered an emerging art. No surprise, as it was 1295! Since then, several members of the Barovier family have chaired the glassmakers guild of Murano, intertwining the history of their family with the history of this craft. The most famous family member was Angelo Barovier, a true Italian Renaissance man, who back in the 1400s invented the exceptionally pure cristallino glass and created pieces which are still regarded by many as the greatest glass masterpieces ever crafted. More than 20 generations later, the company has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and taste that they safeguard and express through all their artistic glass creations.
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
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