KLIMT by OBALL
This line from the new collection by the Ercole Moretti furnace is a series of round, slightly concave pendants, composed of a murrine mosaic in different patterns and colours. The bright colours alongside the bold black and white patterns create a surprising piece of jewellery! Klimt is versatile enough to dress up a casual outfit, or dress down a formal ensemble. It is a perfect match for any personality, enhancing any style with a touch of colour and elegance.
This line of pendants is completely handmade and obtained after a long, meticulous process that starts with the careful arrangement of tiny sections of glass murrina canes, set side by side, one by one. A snapshot of a single creative moment, an exclusive handcrafted product, a unique pendant for any occasion.
Vetreria Artistica Oball
The Vetreria Artistica Oball established by Luigi Onesto and then assisted by his sons Fabio and Michele, has been operating since over 30 years.
Mainly operating in the gift and interior decoratin items since always. Our production is featured by the material and design quality committment; our products are hand made using the most antique and traditional glass processing techniques. Today, all products are conceived and designed by Fabio and Michele Onesto.
"MURRINO" GLASS or HOT-WORKED MOSAIC
The hot-worked glass mosaic is based upon glass canes; they are produced in very few furnaces, due to the complexity of its manufacturing.
The master picks up a cylindrical mass of molten glass (the "paston") with the cane-making rod, and joins it to a smaller blob (the "conzaura") attached to a short rod. He then hands over one of the rods to his assistant, then they slowly walk away from each other lengthening the glass rope.
As the glass quickly cools, they carefully set down the hardened cane onto rough wooden boards on the floor. The evenness of the cane depends exclusively on the superior craftsmanship of the master. A special type of cane is called "millefiori"; it is a hollow or solid cane composed of concentric multicoloured layers which, in cross-section, form a typical star- or flower-shaped pattern.
These canes are produced by filling open moulds in succession, creating each pattern by layers of different-coloured glass. The finished cane is used by cutting into small segments and arranged onto a horizontal metallic plate, coated with purified lagoon-marsh mud -- this is the only substance able to isolate melting glass from metal. The arrangement is melted inside an oven and picked up for further processing, usually blowing and shaping with tongs. It is this initial procedure that determines the pattern and size of the object, whether one uses solid canes, geometric plates, filigree or aventurine, and creates an infinite variety of unique products.