Founded in 1888, Orsoni is the last historic furnace allowed to operate with fire in Venice. It produces the famous Venetian glass tiles and 24 carat gold leaf mosaics in various shades, including the precious Oro San Marco, used to restore the masterworks of the Venetian Basilica. An age-old tradition described through the Color Library, which contains smalti tiles in over 3,500 colours, from which the tiny tesserae that form world-famous works of art and monuments, such as the Mecca’s Clock Tower and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, are obtained. The same that Antoni Gaudí, intrigued by the multicoloured panel that Angelo Orsoni brought to the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris, chose for his Sagrada Família.
Visits open to the public on the first and last Wednesday of the month (except holidays), by appointment
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Codroipo (UD)Decorative Arts
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