Xmas Trip to Venice ? View the new Murano Chandeliers at Piazza San Marco!

"Murano illuminates the World" came to life on Friday evening, an exhibition project promoted by The Venice Glass Week and the Municipality of Venice which, for the first time in history, arranged for twelve Murano glass chandeliers to be fixed under the ceilings of the Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco. Many internationally renowned artists together with nine of the most prestigious Murano furnaces, contributed their designs to be displayed until late February at Piazza San Marco. A collaboration between Murano glass and international contemporary art, with a focus on both the future and innovation, without forgetting the  centuries-old traditions of Venice. At the time of the lighting of the Xmas tree and the lights in Piazza San Marco, in the presence of the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, the chandeliers lit up for the first time, transforming the square into an open-air work of art, accessible to all. Until February 29, 2024, the chandeliers will light up every evening, to enchant citizens and tourists.

The artists who designed the chandelieres included: Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, Marcantonio Brandolini d'Adda, Federica Marangoni, Michael Craig-Martin, Ritsue Mishima, Cornelia Parker, Maria Grazia Rosin, Silvano Rubino, Lino Tagliapietra, Giorgio Vigna, Pae White, to which are added the students of the "Abate Zanetti" School of Murano. The furnaces that produced the chandeliers are: Anfora, Simone Cenedese, Componenti Donà, Salviati in collaboration with Nicola Moretti, Gianni Seguso, Lino Tagliapietra, Barovier&Toso, Wave Murano Glass and Scuola Abate Zanetti. The coordination of production and in particular the relationship between artists and kilns was entrusted to Giordana Naccari. The twelve chandeliers were created respecting specific parameters of size, weight and structural characteristics to guarantee respect for the delicate place in which they were installed, which has never hosted other works of art.

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