La Fornasotta

La Fornasotta

Veneto, Italy

Glassmith

In an old kiln of Murano, in 1966, a young boy set to work the glass. That boy, Gabriele Urban, has now forty-years of experience in glass blowing and is the master of La Fornasotta, that is, "the furnace" in the Venetian language. The homely cooperative environment enriches the creative development of each collection, resulting in amazing combinations of reflections and colors. The creations of La Fornasotta are the result of a wise and skillful use of ancient techniques: from the classic manufacture of glasses and murrine to mosaic tiles and intricate pieces.