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THE SECRET DAWN CANOE by FORNACE MIAN

COD: 037/M15505/23

THE SECRET DAWN CANOE
by FORNACE MIAN
Murano glass design elongated bowl with a shape inspired by Venetian lagoon boats.

Mark of Origin

n. 037

Lievi differenze sul colore sono tipiche di una lavorazione artigianale e ne costituiscono un pregio
Availability: ships in 2/3 weeks
Dimensions: L 18 x lenght 80 cm
Weight: 3 Kg
€ 497.00
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THE SECRET DAWN CANOE

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The secrets of Venice's hidden corners, her canals and the curvy, slender boats that slide gracefully along the water, veiled by a hint of romantic fog.

The fog of the lagoon, that filters colours and shapes, reveals and softly conceals in a game of light and darkness that makes the world a magical and fascinating place.

The Secret Dawn Collection captures this immortal game of misty transparencies and light that only Venice can play.

BLOWING

 

Glass-blowing, which most likely originated in Syria between the first century BC and the first century AD, is a glass manufacturing technique that revolutionized glass production times by significantly speeding them up. This may be defined as the "classic" technique for creation of hollow objects.

Glass can be mouth-blown or mould-blown. In the first instance the master, aided by his assistants, shapes the object by blowing through a long hollow metal tube, the so-called "blow-pipe".

The glass is picked up from the center of the oven, blown and shaped by use of a "borsella", a pair of flexible tongs that can accomplish different tasks depending on their shape. Indeed, the borsella can be used to pinch the object, narrow it, remove imperfections, open it up or give it a precise shape.

During this work, the pipe is countinuously spun to avoid warping the glass, as it is still soft at this stage and can be warped by gravity.

 

Mould-blowing, on the other hand, involves blowing the glass into a mould which, in Murano, is built out of pear wood. It can be made out of two or three hinged pieces, used to shape the object, or by a single truncated conical piece, sometimes made of bronze or brass, used to imprint a decorative pattern onto the object.


Project developed with the
support of the Venice Chamber
of Commerce

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