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ZIG & ZAG 2 Pcs Glassware by PITAU

COD: 053/NASO/3

ZIG & ZAG 2 Pcs Glassware
Whimsical pair of white drinking glasses with a unique red nose.

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n. 053

Lievi differenze sul colore sono tipiche di una lavorazione artigianale e ne costituiscono un pregio
Availability: immediate shipment
Weight: 0.88 lb
£ 243.00


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This pair of wonderful blown Murano glass drinking glasses are defined by an unmistakable bright red clown nose. They were designed by architect and designer Fabio Bortolani, exclusively for the Fratelli Pitau art glass workshop, renowned for the production of glass clowns; in honour of the master glassmaker, the architect invented these original and whimsical glasses.

Two traditions meet in a unique and exclusive product that is sure to bring joy and originality to your table. This set is composed of one small glass and one medium glass.



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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