Micheluzzi Glass: Innovative Visions of Glassmaking
Meet Elena and Margherita Micheluzzi and discover their intimate and creative approach to glass. Forged by Murano glass tradition, their vision explores new artistic opportunities giving rise to a variety of glass compositions, unique in their shapes, colors and handcrafted design.
Explore the world of Micheluzzi Glass and appreciate the exclusive uniqueness of these glass artworks, all differing in color, shape, size and finish: vases and glasses are conceived as decorative objects which can be mixed and matched in multiple variations and serve as vessels in diverse settings. Murano tradition is enhanced by Micheluzzi Glass young design visions.
Micheluzzi Glass production is deeply rooted in your family tradition. Tell us how it all started and how your passion developed through the years until the present day.
It all started with our father: we discovered the magic of glass following in his footsteps. We got to know his work ever since we were little. At home we were surrounded by many glass objects that were made, collected, or picked out by him. To this day, his workshop on the ground floor of the building where we live, is a hang-out spot for the entire family. In Italian we say, “casa e bottega” (t/n: entirely dedicated to both his family and work).
What is the relationship between Micheluzzi Glass and its geographical context? What is your relationship with Murano, the island of glass-making?
Our work is closely linked to Venice, rooted in its history and, above all, constantly inspired by its beauty, its artistic wonders, and even the lagoon.
Playing with the most diverse visual and tactile qualities of glass, your creations combine traditional techniques with contemporary style: could you describe the creative process behind the production of one of your vases?
Each piece in our collection is unique, different in color, shape, size, and finish - the possibilities are endless!
What are your sources of inspiration for the Micheluzzi Glass collections?
We are undoubtedly inspired by the atmosphere of theplaces we lived and were raised in: Venice, the lagoon, and its colors. Our personal experience with glass is another source of inspiration for our work. We grew up surrounded by many glass objects in our house, therefore it is only natural for us to use them in any way possible, whether as flower pots, boxes, candleholders, or centerpieces. We wanted to recreate this feeling in our vases, which are conceived to be 'lived-in' and not just as purely decorative objects, but also functional, however priceless. Our creations are also designed to be mixed and combined in groups. The variety of shapes, colors, and processes used allows for diverse compositions that highlight the singularity of each individual piece and the evolution of our artistic project.
All Micheluzzi Glass pieces are handcrafted using several glass-making techniques. Which is your favorite and why?
Our approach and aesthetics are very personal and contemporary but the creative process remains faithful to traditional techniques.
As young women, what is your hope for the future direction of craftsmanship in Venice?