Venini - Opal 706.38 height 30 cm
The opal vessel of Venini presents itself in refined colors, rendered unique by the ancient and complex processing of overall glass, born in the fifteenth century to imitate porcelain and recovery from the experiments of the furnace.
The opal vessel was born in 1932 by the mind of Paolo Venini, graceful in tones as in the form.
We have this splendid 3-dimensional jar: height 42 cm, 36 cm and 30 cm.
His forms are sinuous and soft, thanks to the folds that remember those of the fabrics, the color of the vessel takes life between spaces of light and shadows. A very elegant object known throughout the world as a masterpiece of Made in Italy excellence.
The wide chromatic range created by Venini has no equivalent to the whole Murano and is today a heritage with an invaluable value.
Each of the 125 colors starts from a specific recipe and translates into a variety of evolving nuances. The fantasy that guides the search for new shades is also reflected in the choice Names: Picturesque, green grass, horizon, aquamine, grapes, Adriatic, tea, amber and night yellow are just some of the exclusive and evocative colors of Venini, inspired by Venice and From nature.
The glass is mainly composed of pure silica sand and metal oxides, of which the variable combination determines different colors and intensities between them.
During the evening this compound is merged with very high temperatures in containers present inside the ovens, technically called crucibles. Here the minerals turn into a boiling magma with a precise color. The cooking of the glass lasts all night, with the oven that blends the raw materials at a temperature of about 1,400 degrees. At dawn, the molten material is ready for modeling glass masters.
It is not only the furnace to determine the color of the glass, even the external temperature and humidity of the environment, in addition to the cooking genre, can affect shades and shades.
The change enriches the single chromatic variant with further uniqueness, making each work even more.
Casabella Milano - official retailer Venini Milan