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.
On May 27, 1923, the Salsomaggiore spa complex, designed by Ugo Giusti and decorated by Galileo Chini, whose 150th birth anniversary falls on this day, was inaugurated. It is a grandiose work that reconciles memories of art nouveau, with suggestions of the Viennese secession, with motifs already in Deco taste and oriental enchantments. The exhibition […]
27/05/2023 - 17/09/2023EVENTS
In the evocative space of the former Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, now the Cathedral of the Image, theater of Arte Immersiva, the volume Gioielli a Firenze-Jewels in Florence was presented. Fratelli Peruzzi Archive 1880-1970, edited by Bianca Cappello, published by Livorno-based Sillabe Publishing House. Patient cataloging has returned drawings, plans, notes, photos, and […]
The Venetian Glass Archive, established in 2012, which is based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, was recently moved to the recently restored 16th-century Sala Messina, located in the Cypress Cloister next to the exhibition aera “Le Stanze del vetro,” which has been the scene of important exhibitions for years. The Glass Study Center […]
From May 13 to July 9, 2023, MIDeC International Museum of Ceramic Design, in collaboration with Triennale Milano, presents “The SCI, Italian Ceramic Society at the 1st Biennial Exhibition of International Decorative Arts in Monza, May 1923.” A celebration of an anniversary: at the prestigious venue in Laveno Mombello, in the province of Varese, the […]
13/05/2023 - 09/07/2023