Archive for 'Italian Glassware'

Gipar Hand painted glassware – made in Italy since 1946

It is hard to believe that such a company exists with such beautiful, artistic glassware all handmade in Florence, Italy.  Gipar is a family run business handed down from father to son.  Today Giampiero runs the company handed down from his father and uncle.  His son Simone and his daughter Stafania also work in the […]

The History of Seguso Viro

The Seguso family has been dedicated to the art of Murano glass since 1397.  Twenty three generations have been able to pass down knowledge, art and passion to continue the tradition of beautiful glassware.  Seguso Viro collections include tableware, gifts, jewelry, lighting, furniture and home décor.  Today the company is led by Gianluca and Pierpaolo […]

Designers and Brand Names

It seems like people love brand names and well known designers.  If two dresses or two bags are of the same quality but one has a brand name, the bag with the well known designer name will sell.  Maybe it’s because Joan Rivers started asking people “Who are you wearing?” on the red carpet.  Everyone […]

About Murano Glassware

You may wonder why glassware from Murano, Italy is so expensive.  Each piece is handmade and Murano, Italy has established itself as a world leader in glassmaking.  Companies such as NasonMoretti, Seguso Viro, and Cenedese make glasses with many intricate pieces fused together.  It takes hours to create a single glass and it is all […]