THE GLASSBLOWING MASTER
Everything is glass. You can see glimpses of life in my work, those fragments that carry an entire story with them.
It’s pure passion, visual poetry. It is a rewarding encounter with beauty, and in its reflections you can see night and day, sea and land, history and nature.
“ For me, glass is open-ended: every time I make new shapes and colours. ”
An ancient history of glass and magic.
Unlike anywhere else in the world, , Murano is a place where glass, as if by magic, has grown to become pure art. This is where I create my artworks, in the company founded by my father Giovanni in the 1970s, one of the few that owns the “Vetro Artistico® Murano” trademark, certifying that the glass is made following traditional techniques, a trademark that means everything to me.
My style in four words
There are never enough colours.
Preserved from the olden times, my colours come from unique recipes. More than forty different colours engage with an unlimited imagination and create an incredible variety of luxurious colours and finishes.
My glass flows like water.
When it comes to how rigid the glass is, I work against its curved shapes, creating soft lines that seem to embrace you and tell you about the fluidity of emotions experienced in Venice, this is how I see it.
Glass teaches us that nothing is as it seems.
When it’s full, it’s empty, when it’s heavy, it’s light. For me, solid glass is a fight between opposites, and the creativity demonstrated in the end product is always a winner.
Express yourself through your own style.
Delve deep inside objects to discover their treasure. Immerse yourself in the creative process, decorate it with new life and colour. In other words: use the sommerso technique, a “submerged” glass technique used to create several layers of glass inside a single object.
For 30 years, Simone Cenedese has been making chandeliers and artistic objects in the glasswork factory bearing his name. It belongs to the youngest generation of Murano masters, who distinguish themselves for their renewed interest in bringing the glassmaking tradition to modernity.
His creative work stems from his strong personality, with an openness to external suggestions and also influenced by the artists with whom he collaborates.