Cotisso vase on D La Repubblica, Italy

Casarialto Atelier Cotisso Vase on D La Repubblica, Italy.

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Vetromania, one of the most ancient and magic material meet design. The result? lamps, vases, furnitures where craftmanship becomes inspiration.

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This is the introduction of D La Repubblica Issue, where we appear with our Casarialto Atelier

Cotisso Vase. It has been creating in co creation with Martino Signoretto Furnace.

In fact in all Casarialto and Casarialto Atelier products, craftamanship, experience, glass ancient rooths, meet modernity, to create brand new and fresh look products.

Cotisso vase, for example, takes the centenary experience of glass working and Catherine Urban idea and concept, to create something traditional and new at the same time.

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Tradition of Glass working in Murano

Cotisso, is a Murano glass block, pure and monochromatic, obtained by breaking the crucible at the end of the process of manufacturing the glass of a particular colour.

The blocks obtained through this process are then melted again in the furnace, or used in the realisation of artworks, both aesthetic and decorative.

After having made small pieces of glass out of cotisso blocs, Catherine along with 3 other glass masters creates the shape of the cristal vase where all the small colored glass pieces are applied. The process takes 1 hour. Then After 24 hours in the oven it will be polished by another artisan with the final touch of Casarialto and the Master signatures. The result is a unique piece fully handcrafted in Murano.

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Small Biography of Martino Naia Signoretto, Murano glass working

Born in Venice in 1990 from a family of glassmakers, his father being the assistant of Maestro Walter Furlan and his mother the daughter of the great Maestro Pino Signoretto, Martino Naia Signoretto showed great interest and talent towards design from his early years. While studying at the Art School of Venice, he began to grow a deeper curiosity towards glassmaking, and often went to assist and observe his grandfather at work. At the age of seventeen he permanently joined the Master’s team. Assisting Pino Signoretto, internationally renowned master glassmaker, allowed him to practice the best traditional techniques of Murano glass craftsmanship, and to collaborate with many artists and designers such as
Hiroko Ueki, Marc Quinn, Ritva Liisa Pohjalainen, Oiva Toikka, Markku Piri, Harri Koskinen, Illka Suppanen Adel Abdessemed. After the death of his beloved grandfather, Martino became the Master Glassmaker of the Pino Signoretto glass atelier