Alfredo Barbini, a descendant of glassmakers from the early 15th century, studied at Abate Zanetti (design school at Murano glass museum) from age ten; in 1930, began studying at Cristalleria, Murano, becoming a maestro; became primo maestro at Martinuzzi and Zecchin; worked with Cenedese in the late 1940s
Glass Design (Page 2)
A selection of design posts and articles about the last 150 years of glass design offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of this versatile material. From the Art Nouveau period to today, glass has been used countless times, from functional objects to purely decorative pieces. The designs have ranged from simple and elegant to complex and ornate, with each era leaving its unique mark on the medium.
In recent years, glass has become increasingly popular as a sustainable material, with designers experimenting with new techniques and forms. Whether you are interested in contemporary design or historical context, there is something for everyone in this collection of articles. So why not journey through time and explore the world of glass design?