riccio oceano BY Micheluzzi Glass
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The melted glass is first blown in the heat of the furnace and shaped into a round vase with a small opening. Once solid the glass is cold carved to produce the linear cuts which mark its surface reminding us of the shell of a sea urchin - called Riccio in Italian. This vase is handcrafted and signed.
About the techinque: Molatura
This technique takes its name from the grinding wheel used to carve the cold glass, which in Italian is called “Mola”.
Usually, the Molatura is used to get rid of the cutting edges of the glass during the finishing phase, but we have reinterpreted its original function, making it one of our most iconic decorative tools.
Since it is an extremely versatile and adaptable technique, we use it in very different ways, creating objects that, at first glance, don’t even seem were made with the same process.
The different carvings make the tactile experience one of a kind, also allowing the light to play with the glass surfaces, reflecting colours in a unique way.
in / 5.2H x 7.1D
cm / 13H x 18D
€ 700,00 EUR ex. VAT
Micheluzzi Glass is a collection of handmade glass designed by Elena and Margherita Micheluzzi.
Daughters of Massimo Micheluzzi, leading Venetian artist in the world of contemporary glass, the duo grew up in the father’s workshop surrounded by glass and art; they were breathing the atmosphere of Murano’s furnace since a very young age, and this had a profound impact on their lives.
Since 2019, the two sisters are renewing the family tradition of glassmaking by developing a new line focused on glass homeware with a unique modern style.
Despite their modern twist, Elena and Margherita do not intend to stand apart from tradition. In fact, it is quite the opposite, since their approach to the work remains closely linked to the Venetian history and heritage.
Each piece is a unique expression of the best craftsmanship you can find in Murano, the world-renowned island of glass immersed in the Venetian lagoon.
All the glass of their collection is produced thanks to the ancient techniques preserved by the Maestri Vetrai (the Italian name for glass masters).