LOVERS Figures Sculpture by DIPI
Venice is the city of love, and this wonderful Murano glass and murrine sculpture is a powerful witness.
The embrace between the two figures is tangible, real.
The gentleness and romance of the movement is perfectly captured by the essential lines.This sculpture, made with multicolor solid glass and murrine worked over a silver leaf, is further embellished by the hollow silver leaf-coated base.
It is a unique one-piece edition, signed by the master glassmaker Imperio Rossi, and the perfect gift for any occasion.
DIPI Sas Vetreria Artigiana di Sara Rossi
Sas Di Pi Vetreria Artigiana di Sara Rossi At the heart of glass-working furnace DiPi in Murano is the master, Imperio Rossi.
Born in Murano in 1951, he started working alongside his father at the age of 13, and after a long apprenticeship in the most renowned furnaces of Murano, he became a master glassmaker himself.
He has owned his own furnace since 1986, initially specializing in production of objects with “millefiori” murrine. Imperio Rossi says of his job: "I often can't wait to render a drawing into a piece of work. It's an irrepressible desire to give tangibility to my imagination. I'm in love with my craft, because it allows me the chance to give shape and substance to something that rises inside me." His work is displayed in private and public collections in New York, Madrid, Vienna, Tokyo.
Manufacturing of solid glass started being used on the island of Murano starting in the 1930's. This technique involves shaping a large and heavy mass of molten glass, supported by a solid metal rod, using the same tools as with blown glass. The objects take shape in the master's hands through expertly precise movemente. Solid glass working is mainly used to produce sculptures of all sizes.
This technique (meaning "submerged") involves dipping a thick glass object back into the melting pot to coat it with an equally thick layer of glass of a different colour.
The overlapping colours create a peculiar chromatic effect in the solid glass.