The winner of the international contest “Un Goto per Venezia” has been announced by the jury during their meeting held on September 29th at Palazzo Mocenigo.


Un Giorno in Laguna” the project by Laura Sattin, has been proclaimed as the most original idea, to celebrate the late Marie Brandolini, and her works and research to create new and innovative drinking glasses.

This the motivation given at unanimity by whole jury “on one hand because of the pertinence with Murano glass and the tradition it represents, on the other because of the poetic inspiration reckoning a heavenly image of the lagoon, enlightened by a sun made of pure gold leaf . The winning got has been realised by glass master Roberto Finotto, of the company Seguso Gianni


The jury was composed by Rosa BAROVIER MENTASTI – glass historian, Marcantonio BRANDOLINI, successor of his mother’s activity, Marie-Christine JAMET, director of Alliance française in Venice, Massimo MICHELUZZI, Murano Glass expert, Carlo MONTANARO, vice – president of Alliance française, Giordana NACCARI, Murano glass expert and business woman, Chiara SQUARCINA, director of the Murano Glass Museum, Luciano GAMBARO, President of Consorzio Promovetro Murano and Gianni VIANELLO VINCI, designer.

They all also appreciated the very high quality of the remaining projects and also the young age of the participants who wanted to test themselves with an ancient but always new art.


The contest, announced by Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice, Alliance Française of Venice, Brandolini and Rosemberg families, David Landau, Consorzio Promovetro, managing authority of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark and AIRC, will become an annual appointment.


The selected sketches have been realised by the Murano glass masters of Consorzio Promovetro. On November 20th at 6.30 pm at the Alliance Française of Venice (San Marco 4939) the not winning ones will be auctioned during a fund raising initiative for the research on the disease which affected Marie Anglivel de la Beaumelle Brandolini.

She was for many years President of the Alliance française of Venice and great lover and exponent of Murano glass art.

One of halls of the recently restored Murano Glass Museum is dedicated to her, and here the winning prototype of the “Un goto per Venezia” contest, and those coming in the future years, will be exhibited.


These the prototypes realised:

1. Imbria – Goto – SAS Di Pi, desing Marco Tarsetti 2015
2. Onde – Nicola Moretti SNC, design Ella Varvio 2015
3. Lilia – New Murano Gallery Production SRL, design Laura Abate 2015
4. Metafora – Gambaro & Tagliapietra SRL e Albertini & Spezzamonte SNC, design Sebastiano Mandruzzato 2015
5. Paesaggio – SAS Di Pi, design Chiara Michelotto 2015
6. Un Giorno in Laguna – Seguso Gianni, design Laura Sattin 2015
7. Relic – Vetreria Pino Signoretto, design Gregori Zilber 2015