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CARLO MORETTI

Carlo Moretti

The Carlo Moretti company was founded by Carlo and Giovanni Moretti on the island of Murano in 1958. It is a leading designer and manufacturer of contemporary glassware and has pieces displayed in twenty-three museums around the world.

Carlo Moretti was born on the island of Murano in 1934.
A fervent reader and a lover of art, travel and classical music, Carlo was engaged in the design and creation of the company’s pieces.
His innate creativeness and refined taste, enriched by his vast knowledge of art and a life time of travels, are clearly reflected in the five decades of glass making for which he is so well known.

Carlo was also an outstanding entrepreneur. Using innovative manufacturing techniques and exploiting the craftsmanship of his glass masters he magically put together one thousand years of glass making tradition and fifty years of contemporary design earning for himself an important place in the long glass making history of the island.

Giovanni Moretti, Carlo’s younger brother, was also born on the Island of Murano, six years later in 1940.
Until Carlo’s death, he was responsible for the administration, marketing and corporate image of the company.For a number of years he was President of the well known Consorzio Venezia Vetro during which time he promoted and created the famous Vetri Murano trade mark. He also established the Nuovo Museo del Vetro Contemporaneo (New Museum of Contemporary Glass) on Murano.

Although Carlo was the designer Giovanni had always flanked him, providing many of the ideas on which his brother could then elaborate in the creation of the pieces. After Carlo’s death, Giovanni was in complete control of the company, developing some of his own personal projects. He explored a creative expression which respected the original style of the factory but at the same time introduced into the production new aspects.

In June 2013 Giovanni sold the Carlo Moretti factory to an Italian holding in the fashion world and a year after he unespectedly passed away in 2014. In the reproduction of existing designs, as well as in the creation of future pieces, the new management have pledged themselves to maintaining the characteristic style for which this famous company is so well known.

Connoisseurs, collectors, high-end consumers and lovers of glass generally have always appreciated the many prominent characteristics for which the Carlo Moretti company is renowned: avant-garde design, clean looks, well defined lines, brilliant crystal and intuitive choice of colours. Beautiful, decorative and prestigious, the Carlo Moretti name has always been synonymous with elegance, high quality and fine taste making the objects of this company conversation pieces in countless homes and on innumerable tables throughout the world.


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