The Consortium Promovetro Murano, thanks to the work of the concessionaires of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, will enrich the institutional Christmas celebrations of the City of Venice and the Presidency of the Republic, with two precious glass nativities, artworks which represent the tradition and culture of the Murano art.
Following the invitation of the City of Venice, a Nativity realised by Vetreria Artistica Effe, concessionaire of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, by glass master Walter Furlan, has been placed at Venice Town Council, Cà Farsetti. It consists of 8 sculptures made in solid polychrome glass with hot applications, each one about 70 cm high.
The Veneto Region, instead, on behalf of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, asked to Consorzio Promovetro to exhibit a glass Nativity at the Quirinale Palace in Rome.
This crib, realised by the concessionaire company of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark Gambaro & Tagliapietra, by glass master Matteo Tagliapietra, will be on display with other nativity scenes of the highest craftsmanship, one from each Italian region, for the exhibition Presepi d’Italia, le tradizioni regionali al Quirinale until the beginning of January.
The Nativity, consists of 12 pieces made by hand, in various colors and with crystal and gold leaf finishes.
“I would like to thank – said the President of the Consortium Promovetro Luciano Gambaro – on one side the institutions for the importance given to Murano glass, as representative of the Veneto Region in Rome and on the other the companies of Murano and their masters; without them nothing of this would be possible”
“I also take this opportunity – continues the President – to answer the request done by the Mayor of Venice Brugnaro as he would like to propose for next year a nativity scene in Piazza San Marco, and to inform him that I will soon meet the companies of the Consorzio to consider a proposal to promote the image of Murano glass and Venice, and to enrich with a crib Murano glass the most beautiful square in the world “