Meticulously Handcrafted By Italian Artisans
Creating Works of Art
Murano glass remains the foremost name in the history of glassmaking. The Venetian islands have a long and respected history of technological and stylistic innovations that define decorative and art glass to this day.
The origins of glassmaking in Venice go back to the times of the Roman Empire when molded glass was used for illumination in bathhouses. Blending Roman experience with the skills learned from the Byzantine Empire and trade with the Orient, Venice emerged as a prominent glass-manufacturing center as early as the 8th century.
Over time, the glassmaking industry began to take over the island, and by the 16th century almost half of Murano’s citizens were involved in the industry in some capacity. With such a high concentration of glassmakers, Murano’s professionals were responsible for innovating a number of industry techniques, giving the islands a significant advantage in the industry of glassmaking.
Today, a hundred small businesses are still in possession of one of the greatest craft secrets in the history of art. To master this art, which has been passed down from generation to generation over the centuries, a long training, of more than 10 years, is necessary. Working with glass at temperatures up to 800°C requires great dexterity.
When our exquisite Murano glass pieces leave Venice, they travel to another place renowned for its craftsmanship: the Canton of Jura in Switzerland. Here, they are assembled with Swiss quartz and automatic movements, creating a stunning fusion of art and technology.
The Canton of Jura has a long and rich history of watchmaking, dating back to the 16th century when many Huguenots escaping religious persecution in France brought their skills and innovations to the region. Since then, Swiss watchmakers have been setting the standards for precision and excellence in mechanical timepieces that still amaze us today.