AURA by SEGUSO GIANNI
The value of growing up in a glass-making furnace is expressed fully in the necklaces from the “Fiori di Vetro” collection, created by Design Giove: two young women, Gioia Seguso, daughter of the master glassmaker Gianni, and Veronica, her childhood friend. Breathing and living the furnace and watching the masters at work, they have created an original collection of necklaces: lampwork beads meet traditional decorative elements for a unique masterpiece suitable for any style and age. The fresh look at Murano glass tradition that these two young women offer gives life to an exclusive collection of jewellery. This necklace is a series of tiny crystal and ruby beads and a furnace-made red glass flower. Also available is a matching bracelet. A touch of colour for any outfit!
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Generation after generation, the Seguso family keeps the art of glass alive. Gianni Seguso, owner of the art glass workshop by the same name, remembers his debut alongside his father: "I had the blessing to grow professionally with him, he could make anything, and even became drinking-glass master at the age of sixteen! In his later years, he would produce any sort of object, including glass sculptures designed by famous artists, but especially magnificent chandeliers".
These few statements capture the work philosophy of Gianni Seguso, who now works in the furnace with his son Marco. Even though many of this furnace's creations are excellent examples of classic style (one for all, the prestigious "Ca' Rezzonico" style chandeliers), much energy is also devoted to searching for new shapes and ideas.
This is how the ancient heart of tradition, represented by the careful ritualistic movements that are cherished as crucial inheritance of the old masters, is joined to a desire for creativity and constant renewal, to breathe new life into the thousand-year old art of Murano glass. Along the lines of this philosophy, the new line of jewellery GioVe was born within the furnace, to breathe new life into this ancient tradition.
" A LUME"
Lampwork is one of the oldest and most well-known technique related to Murano glass. It uses a "lume", a small gas flame which allows fusion of glass, joining of separate pieces and new colour and shape combinations.
This manufacturing technique makes use of glass canes, or conjoining different materials such as murrine, gold and silver. It is a very complex technique that requires precision and imagination. An interesting fact about this technique is that it was the only one that was allowed to take place in Venice proper.
There are many types of Murano glass beads. A first distinction can be between solid and blown beads, and they can all be categorized in three types: "conterie", "rosette" and "perle a lume".
The first two are obtained by processing previously prepared patterned canes, whereas the lampwork beads, "perle a lume", are created by wrapping glass, melted by a small gas flame, around a fine iron rod, and embellished in infinite ways.
There are several subcategories within lampwork beads.
The "scièta" bead is monochromatic, and its shape can be spherical, ovoid, cubic, cylindric.
There is the so-called mosaic bead, also called "millefiori", obtained by covering the hot glass core with numerous tiny sections of murrine, pressing them together with special tools.
Another type is the "submerged" bead, produced by coating the plain glass core with coloured glass grit, then covering it all with clear glass. If, instead of coloured glass, gold or silver leaf is used, the result will be a gold or silver "sommerso".
There are also "flowered" beads, in which a thin strip of aventurine is wrapped around the incandescent core, and subsequently decorated with raised embellishments. "Vette" beads are made in the same way, except fine twisted strands of coloured glass are wrapped around the core, instead of strips; the filaments are called "vette".
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