We choose partners who share our same dedication, to design unique pieces.
We collaborate with local craftspeople who have achieved excellence with their skills,
and whose work contaminates and elevates our products.
The roots of the Bevilacqua family in the textile world date back to 1499. Indeed, in that year Giovanni Mansueti painted The capture of St. Mark in the synagogue, mentioning the names of the noblemen who commissioned it: one of them was a certain “Giacomo Bevilacqua, weaver”. The actual Tessitura was founded by Luigi Bevilacqua in 1875, after recovering some looms and machines once used by the Silk Guild of the Republic of Venice. But according to some documents some Bevilacqua weavers were already there in the 18th century. The company therefore carries on an ancient Venetian art, which declined during the 18th century and got back on its feet in the 19th, combining historical designs and techniques with a whiff of modernity. Throughout its history, the company’s been producing countless fabrics for renowned customers and famous buildings. Some of these collaborations have enriched our archive with new patterns, as our partnership with the Swedish artist Maja Sjöström did, who designed the fabrics for Stockholm’s City Hall. Others employed our handmade velvets on high-fashion clothing items and accessories, as for example the Bagonghi handbags by Roberta di Camerino. But our fabrics decorate various churches in Venice, too, like the Basilica della Salute, and have played a part in the restoration of prestigious palaces, such as the Kremlin. Visiting Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua is possible. It’s a unique chance to see weavers and looms at work, while they produce the refined soprarizzo velvet, and to touch with your own hands a fabric made following ancient techniques. From its very beginnings, the Tessitura was managed by the children and heirs of Luigi Bevilacqua. Now it’s led by Rodolfo Bevilacqua, President and Head of Production, and his brother, Alberto Bevilacqua, CEO and Head of Marketing. With the help of their skilful collaborators, the Bevilacquas run their company themselves: their constant presence and solid knowledge of weaving techniques guarantee a high-quality and renowned product, now has then.
Since 1859 Salviati has been one of the most prestigious furnace for artistic glass in the world. Established by a born lawyer, Antonio Salviati, who started in Venice his glass works career establishing Salviati & C. uniting the production of mosaics and enamels with that of blown glass, becoming an example of excellence throughout the world.
Its unic characteristic is the synergic relationship between projecting and production: artists and international designers work in the furnace togheter with the blower and glass workers. Accuracy and precision, together with the initial obligation to attend the in-company art school, are the legacy that still today characterize its product.
As tireless researcher, Salviati has always defined contemporary and design, a real trend-setter: after 160 years, it is within its DNA to surprise customers by innovating and satisfying their desire to be forward-thinking.
The story of Salviati continues in the modern era, keeping the focus on creating an innovative style that had distinguished it since its inception.
Luciano Gaspari, Sergio Asti (Compasso d’Oro 1962), Claire Falkenstein, Ward Bennet, Teff and Betha Sarasin, Ingo Maurer, Ross Lovegrove, Amanda Levete, Tom Dixon, Nigel Coates, Thomas Heatherwick, Luca Nichetto, Ben Gorham, Johanna Grawunder, Christian Ghion, Simon Moore, Heunz Oestergaard. Pieces of Salviati are exhibited at the Musée du Verre in Lieges, at the Kestner Museum in Hannover, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, at the Museum Harretz in Tel Aviv, and at the Museo del Vetro di Murano.
The name of Moretti appears on the scene of Murano glass in the second half of the nineteenth century with Vincenzo Moretti (1835-1901) who must be remembered among the protagonists of the development of nineteenth-century glassmaking. Vincenzo entered as a “tiracanna” at the Bigaglia county factory in Murano and thanks to his intelligence and remarkable manual skills, he was hired as a technical composer by Antonio Salviati of the Venice-Murano Company.
He specialized in the production of the so-called “thousand flowers” or “murrini” glasses, according to the ancient technique of Roman glass-mosaic. Some of these fine specimens are now exhibited in various museums around the world and at the “Glass Museum” in Murano.
He followed in his father’s footsteps his son Luigi Moretti (1865-1946) who worked with him at the Venice-Murano Company until 1900, when he founded, together with his brothers and father, a new furnace. The sons of Luigi Moretti, Ulderico, Germano, Mario and Pietro continued the activity of their father specializing in the production of colored glass rod and millefiori.
In 2013, after 5 generations of family engaged in glass, the brothers Alberto and Nicola Moretti founded in Murano the company Nicola Moretti, that carries on the tradition of glass with the same competence and passion of the past. After thirty years of experience in glass processing and with a long family tradition that dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century, the brothers Alberto and Nicola Moretti founded in 2013 a dynamic and competent company, specialized in the processing of glass murrino and vetrofusion.
The mastery of traditional techniques and the desire to innovate the aesthetics and language of Murano glass, make Nicolamoretti a unique company, which attracts designers and artists from around the world who appreciate its versatility, professionalism and relationships of trust that last in time. Through technical and stylistic contaminations, between modernity and tradition, the production of Nicolamoretti ranges from tailor-made works to handicrafts and furniture, characterized by intelligent formal solutions and a wide range of stylistic variations.The company Nicolamoretti, specialized in the production of glass objects with pipes and walls, offers a wide range of products such as plates, glasses, frames, plates, medals and furnishings.
Nicola Moretti Snc is part of the group of Murano handicraft companies registered under the brand Vetro Artistico® Murano. This guarantees our customers to buy products exclusively made in Murano according to the criteria consistent with traditional Murano processing techniques. The importance of the brand not only protects the buyer, but also allows the artistic glass of Murano to last in time with the quality and beauty that make it unique in the world.
Founded in 1923, Nasonmoretti is a historic Murano company, leader in the production of glasses, goblets and glass objects to decorate tables and houses. It has distinguished itself over the years as a cultural avant-garde capable of capturing influences and contaminations typical of the world of art and design.
Each NasonMoretti object is an unique, collectible piece that embodies the millennial knowledge of Murano glass masters.
Thanks to the initiative of three brothers, Ercole, Norberto and Iginio, Ercole Moretti was opened in 1911 in a climate of renewed interest in murrina glass production at the turn of the last century.
The company soon made a name for itself on the market, producing Venetian beads and perfecting murrina production techniques. Over the years new production methods – some of them a secret to this day – were tried out and technological innovations were introduced that would lead the Ercole Moretti company to becoming known for elegant glass beads that have an excellent finish and quality. The so-called “millefiori” (“thousand flower”) beads, which remain one of the company’s most highly-prized and characteristic products, are exported all over the world.
Ercole Moretti developed over the years with a wide range of successful products created thanks to the industriousness and creative flair of its founders and their descendants. As well as the “millefiori” beads, all traditional Venetian beads were produced. These include beads which perfectly imitate natural and semi-precious stones and the famous multi coloured murrina pendants, which the company was the first to produce.
If at first the company focussed exclusively on costume jewellery, from the 1980s it developed a new sector that would soon become equally wide-ranging and important: decorative plates and bowls which present all the charm of the ancient Roman murrina bowls, but in a contemporary way. This is how a catalogue of sophisticated objects made of Murano glass and entirely by hand came into being, in which the most traditional murrina lines are in harmony with new, more modern lines. Thanks to new partnerships between the company and a group of internationally-renowned designers, objects have been created which are capable of adding quality and beauty to any living space, whether classic or contemporary.