3-12 December 2010. This exhibition, which takes place in the kiosk of the ancient Palazzo delle Stelline, displays a collection of 60 artistic glasses in various forms and dimensions designed by some of the Italian contemporary artists and designers and created by the master glassmaker Silvano Signoretto from Murano over the past decade.
The island of Murano has a millenary tradition for glass manufacturing, for which Italy is famous worldwide, and Silvano Signoretti is among the most active contemporary master glassmakers.
He works exclusively by hand and uses ancient instruments in metal and wood as well as the traditional techniques such as filigree, wrought processing, hand wheels and other tools passed down from a thousand years in the furnaces of Murano.
This event is part of a cycle of exhibitions entitled Off-site Exhibitions organised by Fondazione Gruppo Credito Valtellinese to encourage a dialogue between Italian art and handicraft. Its purpose is to promote Milan as capital of Italian design and to reverse the decline of this craft that is suffering from the lack of students and the demands of mass production.