Master glassblower Giovanni Battista spent his life pursuing perfection. As a young man, he became captivated by borosilicate: a modern scientific glass which is incredibly durable, crystal clear, and must be worked at much higher temperatures than Murano glass. In 1964, after apprenticing in Zurich for many years, he returned to his home just outside of Venice to open his own workshop. More than fifty years later, his three children, Luigi, Roberto and Monica carry on the family tradition.
Hand-blown by the children of Italy’s prolific Giovanni Battista, each of these stunning pieces bears a unique Italian charm. During the 1960’s, Giovanni was one of the first artisans to take borosilicate glass out of the scientific laboratory and bring it into the artistic world, where he used it to create stunning home décor. Today, his children continue to create innovative designs in this unique medium. Their products have the lightness, clarity, and elegance of the finest crystal, but are far less delicate.