Every story has a beginning; that of our Studio starts with Salviati’s mentorship
Salviati’s story began in 1859 when the lawyer Antonio Salviati decided to start-up his own production of mosaics and objects in Murano glass, moved by a passion for the precious mosaics of the Basilica of San Marco and fascinated by Murano glass art.
Our story started when our founder Luca Nichetto met Simon Moore who was Salviati’s Art Director in 1999, when he was still a student at IUAV in Venice. Simon bought all the drawings Luca was trying to sell to make some pocket money. ”I see you’ve got talent, but you clearly don’t understand how companies work” Instead of producing his sketches, he offered Luca an internship to help him learn the ins and out product design. Not long after, Luca designed the Millebolle collection, which has become iconic for the brand and is still part of the brand’s catalog to this day.
For centuries, Venice has played host to some of the world’s finest glassmakers. The Millebolle Vase (2000) – meaning “a thousand bubbles” – is created using their refined techniques. Large air bubbles are embedded in the surface by a master glazier: a difficult, experimental process that requires unceasing concentration. Each piece is unique, and the bubbles form an elegant decoration that catches the light.
Spoon (2004) is a family of decorative objects that serve two distinct functions. Placed vertically, they become vases; placed horizontally, they work as bowls. Spoon vases are consequently suited to displaying a variety of items. Crafted from glass with a glossy, coloured sheen.
OBJECT Millebolle, Spoon
TEAM Nichetto Studio
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