We believe that most of you have already got the chance to visit one of the most romantic cities of the world, Venice. Venetians have flooded the world with voluptuous Venetian-red paintings and wines, music, Marco Polo spice-route flavors, bohemian-chic fashion and marvelous Murano’s glassworks. Glass is an art medium with seemingly endless technical versatility and a rich, long history.
Venetian glass is a type of glass object made – primarily on the island of Murano – world-renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skillfully made. Many of the important characteristics of these objects had been developed by the XIII century. Toward the end of that century, the center of the Venetian glass industry moved to Murano, a series of picturesque island linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, famous for this glass making, particularly lampworking.
Byzantine craftsmen played an important role in the development of Venetian glass, an art form for which the city is well known. When the Fourth Crusade sacked Constantinople in 1204, some fleeing artisans came to Venice. This happened again when the Ottomans took Constantinople in 1453, supplying Venice with still more glassworkers. By the XVI century, Venetian artisans had gained even greater control over the color and transparency of their glass, and had mastered a variety of decorative techniques.
Despite efforts to keep Venetian glassmaking techniques within Venice, they became known elsewhere, and Venetian-style glassware was produced in other Italian cities and other countries of Europe. Here, in Boca do Lobo we preserve this technique, and like memory itself, our chamfered glass objects, sculptures and furnishing transcend time and place. This glasswork has a great reputation anchored in centuries of appreciation for its high quality. Boca do Lobo, through Mr. xxxxx, guarantees that this well deserved reputation persists today. Another curious fact is that some of the most important brands of glass in the world today, including Venini and Barobier & Toso are still produced in the historical glass factories on Murano. Barovier & Toso is considered to be one of the 100 oldest companies in continuous operation in the world, having been founded in 1295.
Our passionate years of Exclusive Design have resulted in the Venice Mirror. Our love affair with reflection dates back to that period, when the ability mirrors have to reflect light and the world around us so perfectly remains unrivalled by any other object.
Due to this ability to reflect light and show appearance so precisely and incredibly, mirrors are widely believed to have enchanting powers. A passionate explosion of romance, drama and emotion is transcended through this magnificent Venetian mirror. Famed for our elegant and beautiful style of glass use, our designers used their world-renowned talent and gorgeous glass to produce this blinding splendor.
Inspired by Venetian Mirror, each piece that composes this exclusive mirror is manually and individually beveled. Here is Venice’s official presentation during Maison&Objet at NellyRodi Stand.
This mirror, signed by both Marco Costa and the artisan who made it, has its own aesthetic identity and visual language, coinciding with the specific characteristics of the materials that are used to make it. Venice is a perfect dial symbolizing the passage of precious time as structured by moments, work and thought.