Talking about brothers Carlo and Giovanni Moretti means discovering the ductility and variability of glass, the innovations offered by design, experimentation, innovation, but also understanding, and often anticipating, trends in taste. The scenario is a synthesis between Murano, with its history, and the innovative ferment of Milanese culture of the early fifties, already anticipated in previous decades. The Moretti family proposed, since the 1970s, a formal and conceptual change in tableware, and in particular glasses, combining the most deeply rooted Murano tradition with formal, decorative and technical experimentation. It was initiated into a "modern" style for furnishing objects, distinguished by essential profiles and the use of bright colours or modulated in soft shades, with satin or two-tone effects, which enhanced the variability of the brightness of the glass. Those innovative objects were, and still are, capable of expressing the true nature of Venice: "solid and liquid, transparent and opaque". All this and much more is referred to in the book Carlo Moretti. Vetro e design, edited by Rosa Chiesa, Venice, Marsilio Editori 2019.
“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]
As of September 4, applications are open to participate in “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence) the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte’s training internships project. All public and private schools and training institutions in the artistic crafts sectors are invited to send in applications from their best […]
From Sept. 15 to 17, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Corsini Garden in Florence, “Crafts and Palace. Artisan workshops and their commissions” will give life, also in this XXIX edition, to a new visual narrative revealing different perspectives of savoir faire through the dialogue of the great protagonists of this 2023: Métiers […]
In this year, the artist and the Manifattura Fornaci di San Lorenzo, in Borgo San Lorenzo, Mugello, are the protagonists of initiatives that follow one another to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Galileo Chini’s birth and the variety of his work among painting, ceramics, stained glass and architectural decorations that express, although with different materials, […]