Italian Art of making Murrine
The Colourful Formentello Collection was created by Fratelli Formentello, an old Venetian Murano glass manufacturer. The Formentello brothers are the second generation glass masters of the founding Formentello family. They are specialized on creating colourful and playful handcrafted masterpieces with a unique technique. Murrine is an Italian art term for patterns made in glass. The following picture is showing thousand of different murrine cut in thin slices and ready to be used for glass infusion.
Each piece is made by layering different colours of molten glass creating a glass cane, which then are cut in cross-sections to reveal the beautiful colours of the murrine. The glass vases, bowls and glassware are created through different combinations of murrine by the expert hands of the glass masters. Therefore all articles which are part of the collection are truly unique creations. The following picture is showing one of the brothers while he is signing his beautiful piece of art. Click here to discover the unique masterpieces made by Fratelli Formentello.