Murano Glass

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“Ercole Moretti & F.lli” was established in 1911 by three brothers, for the production of two of the most traditional Venetian glass beads, the “chevron” and the “Millefiori” beads.

The Company  is now managed by the sons and the grandchildren of the founders and a long the years the production has greatly expanded.

However one of the favourite techniques has always been murrine working, leading in the 70’s to the production of the medallions that enjoyed an immediate success due to the originality of the idea  and the perfection of the workmanship, becoming a classic in this field.

They were later followed by small plates and bowls, refined objects reviving the complex and fascinating technique of ancient Roman murrine glass, that still today are the feather in the cap of the company.

The Company is now aiming to complement its traditional range with a new line featuring a strong contemporary direction, and has welcomed on board a group of international designers from various part of the world whom share a genuine spirit of inventiveness.

Their innovative interpretation of traditional production techniques have resulted in the ”Design Collection” an original range of decorative plates with a contemporary feel, that takes the aesthetic in a number of surprising new domestic landscapes.

Trademark

WHY IS THE TRADEMARK NECESSARY?

To protect the image of Murano glass and also to guarantee to the customer the origin of the product and that it has been made using traditional artistic methods born and developed over a thousand years in the island of Murano.

WHAT DOES THE TRADEMARK GUARANTEE?

The security that the product is genuine Murano glass, made on Murano island, according to glass-making tradition.

WHO OWNS THE TRADEMARK?

The exclusive owner of the trademark is the Veneto Region.

WHO CAN DISPLAY IT?

Only companies producing artistic glass on the island of Murano can apply for the trademark: if granted, they become a concessionary company of the trademark Vetro Artistico® Murano.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Concessionary companies apply a special stick-on label to their products to guarantee without any doubt the origin of the manufacture.

WHAT DOES THE STICK-ON LABEL LOOK LIKE?

The label is the trademark’s logo and can either be displayed with red and gold colors or blue and gold colors according to the different kind of glass making techniques. At the top there is the Concessionary company’s code.

WHERE SHOULD CUSTOMERS LOOK TO FIND THE STICK-ON LABEL?

The stick-on label is always applied to a glass part of the object.

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