Milan Furniture Fair – Euroluce 2019
Pad 11 / Stand D21/D25
Milan, April 9th-14th 2019
"The opposition of weight and lightness is the most mysterious and ambiguous of all dualities" Milan Kundera
Working with glass means moving constantly between two opposites: hot and cold, heavy and light, slow and fast, past and future.
Vetreria Vistosi, on the occasion of the Milan Furniture Fair, will investigate glass as material through the contradictions that define it: the aesthetics of the finished product is the result of a long and careful study that involves designers, master glassmakers, product light specialists and is achieved through an alchemical process balanced between craftsmanship and technology.
In addition to the presentation of several new product lines, and as many collaborations with designers of undoubted level, the Venetian company has chosen to expand the offer of its catalog by taking up some of the most important collections and developing new exclusive finishes, in order to offer its customers a contemporary reinterpretation that can meet more and more specific needs.
Giogali and Futura are mong the iconic products that feature this restyling.
Giogali is the collection designed by Angelo Mangiarotti in 1968. The strength of the project lies in the simplicity of an idea. Available in suspension, ceiling, wall, table and floor lamp versions, Giogali is composed of unique crystal elements, which can be placed on different frames, a new bronze finish, or assembled like a precious mesh.
In the contract sector, thanks to the expertise of the company's in-house technical studio, this collection is ideal for site-specific solutions.
On the occasion of Euroluce 2019 Vistosi presents Giogali in the new Amber, Copper, Black Nickel and Tinted finishes.
Futura is the collection designed by Hangar Design Group for Vistosi and presented at Euroluce in 2015. Mouth blown in a single piece, it is now presented in the new crystal-and-copper version. Lightness, transparency and rationalization of form are combined with the so-called “red gold”, i.e. copper, which, more than any other material, symbolizes and represents the functionality underlying the word “design”: the first objects made of copper date back to 8,700 BC.
The history of Vistosi has its roots in the sixteenth century when the name of the founder, Vincenzo Gazzabin, entered for the first time the registers of Murano glass art. The name "Vistosi" appeared shortly afterwards as the nickname of an heir to the Gazzabin glassworks. Under the guidance of Gino and Luciano Vistosi, the company began to concentrate on the production of lighting products and started a profitable collaboration with the designers of the time: from Gae Aulenti to Ettore Sottsass, from Vico Magistretti to Angelo Mangiarotti.
In 1989 Giancarlo Moretti, an entrepreneur from Murano who had long been working in the sector, took over the company and founded Vetreria Vistosi. Matteo Moretti, Giancarlo's son, relaunched the brand. A deep productive and commercial reorganization was accompanied by new important collaborations with designers and creatives: Chiaramonte and Marin, Michele De Lucchi, Mauro Olivieri are some of them.
Vetreria Vistosi is a real craft industry whose production and decorative techniques make it one of the most competitive players on the market today.