la murrina Chandeliers - Blown Venetian Glass - enews February 2011

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la murrina is the premiere Italian designer of blown Venetian glass chandeliers.
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This is the e-news released February 2011 highlighting its centerpiece Domina and its signature Tattoo chandelier .

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la murrina Chandeliers - Blown Venetian Glass - enews February 2011

  1. 1. Confetti and Shooting StarsIf Harlequin was in control,The sky, you know how he would want it?In patches of a hundred colors,Sewn together with a ray of sun.Gianni RodariEmanating from the historic Piazza San Marco inVenice throughout Italy and the rest of the world,Carnival is nigh; games and jamboree, exuberanceand imagination abound. lf to say Carnival is to sayVenice, Venice is at times synonymous of murrina,the city’s signature craft that much like thecelebration exults joy and colour.Objects so precious that at one time glass artisanstossed their botched creations into the abyss of thelagoon to prevent forgery of their coveted technique.This same uniqueness is character of la murrina’sniche treasure today, exclusive products of ameticulous glass sculpting process from within the kiln.Out of these pieces, la murrina poses the classic tablecenterpiece Domina and the chandelier Tattoo byMarco Piva for the occasion, a happy marriagebetween contemporary nuance and traditional elegance.Just like Domina, Tattoo originates from extensive andcomplex craftsmanship; the glass aficionadohand­picking the murrina artifacts one by one, positioningthem on a special plate resistant to overheating, thematerial meshing seamlessly as it transformsinto a small board.In one fell swoop, another tradesman withdrawsliquid glass from the crucible and models it in acylindrical shape rotating a rod as it adheres to the smallmurrina board.The resulting composition is heated in thekiln and then passed to the blowing procedure. A perfectsynergy concentrating snaps of fingers and gasps ofbreath, life is given to objects discernibly one-of-a-kind.For commercialand technical information:la murrina usa inc.ShowroomsContract offices:New York (212) 751 24 01Los Angeles (310) 858 70 80info@lamurrina.uswww.lamurrina.usla murrinaM U R A N Oe-news february 2011

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