The new solidarity bomboniers of Fondazione Banca degli Occhi (Veneto Eye Bank Foundation) are shining with a special 1100° degrees light, that comes from the Murano glass factories. Here fragile and delicate unique creations, made by the Murano glass masters, are supporting the research on eye diseases.

Today, solidarity bomboniers have become more than a trend. Meaningful little objects are replacing chinaware and silverware in family occasions, symbolic gifts and small messages are taking place of those gifts given during weddings, christenings etc…

The project born with the collaboration between Fondazione Banca degli Occhi and Consorzio Promovetro Murano, managing authority for Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, aims to realise quality artisanal products, involving solidarity, to be given as gifts to relatives and friends, in support of the research to rare eye diseases.

All theses products will have a guaranteed origin, given by the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, the only legally recognised trademark that tells if a piece of glass has really been made in the island of Murano, and a one thousand years old history.

The Fondazione Banca degli Occhi is a regional benchmark for corneas transplants and research on eye stem cells, and here is where they are working to find solutions for the most complex eye diseases. “Our glass companies, bearer of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark enthusiastically support this initiative, says Luciano Gambaro, president of Consorzio Promovetro. Our association is involved in other solidarity initiatives, as recently the saving of some ancient Murano glass chandeliers, damaged after the Emilia-Romagna earthquake.

“We would like to thank Consorzio Promovetro Murano and its companies, bearer of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark” says the director of Fondazione Banca degli Occhi, Diego Ponzini, “which, with their 1000 thousand years old tradition wanted to participate to this project. A peculiar art which can give an important support, to all those who can only see blurry, distorted or in black and white, and are waiting and hoping to see again.

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