The glass vases in the Vivarini Glass Collection are hand made by the master glass blowers of Formia Italia in their furnaces in Murano. Each piece is signed and marked with the Murano glass guarantee.
Glass is mainly composed of very pure silica sand that can assume the desired color through the addition of common or rare metal oxides. The resulting compound, together with small amounts of other chemical substances, is fused at extremely high temperatures transforming it into colored glass. Each color is characterized by a different oxide, that proportionally to the amount used determines its intensity.
Murano has produced colors since ancient times and this small island was responsible for imparting the secrets of colored glass made in its workshops to the rest of the world. The Vivarinis were a 15th century family of artisans from Murano. Working together, they interpreted the motifs of their times in a thoroughly original manner, mixing traditional and modern styles in a continual search for a geometrically simple figure in space. It is with this rich history and tradition that the Vivarini collection was inspired producing art glass shaped with light and color, light as a breeze and solid as stone.
To see more of the Murano Glass Collection of vases, art objects and lighting, visit Formia Italia.