SCHIAVON GLASS GALLERY – A GLASSWORKS IN MURANO
The Vetreria Franco Schiavon, founded in the 1950s on the famous island of Murano, boasts a prestigious company history, as it quickly became one of the leading glassworks on the island thanks to its superior artistic level and the excellence of the collections produced in its furnaces.
The Franco Schiavon Gallery is located at number 15 on the main street of Murano, Fondamenta dei Vetrai, in a seventeenth-century Venetian palazzo.
The founder of the company Franco Schiavon was born in 1941, and at the early age of 25 earned the coveted title of Maestro Vetraio, Master Glassmaker.
Over the years, the Schiavon brand has been distinguished by the extraordinarily high quality of its production and the fine selection of works created by the greatest and most revered glass glassmasters of the century.
You can admire and purchase sophisticated design objects, artworks unlike any in the world, delicate expressions made of blown glass, from vases, goblets, sculptures, abstract and figurative pieces to chandeliers, lamps, and the finest in decorative glass and glass jewellery. The company is very proud to be able to satisfy the many different requests of its clients, by customizing the works made for them.
The many works that have been and will be made in our gallery in the future tell the story of Murano glass, where research and elegance, the true foundation of creation and tradition, capture contemporary taste in just the right measure.
In 1992, designer, painter and multi-talented artist Tsuchida Yasuhiko became the artistic director and Annarita Schiavon the manager of the company.
Under this new management, the Franco Schiavon gallery has become established as an international glass centre, working with the finest glass artists on the international level, and as an international meeting point.
Having achieved our goal of expressing the talent of these artists, our company seeks to be a beacon for all young people who wish to acquire prestigious visibility, to exhibit their work and earn the appreciation of collectors worldwide.
The SCHIAVON brand is a synonym of quality, style and sophistication.
Our prized creations, made possible by centuries of experience, craftsmanship, passion for beauty and creativity, also epitomize quality, an exceptional level of design and exclusivity, which distinguish our products as a brand recognized around the world.
‘Made in Murano by Schiavon‘ is one of the many expressions of ‘Made in Italy’ which have always brought international distinction to the finest creations made in our country.
The Italian heart of our brand lies mainly in the expression of an art and a crafting tradition long in the making, of expert handcrafting and particular attention to detail matured over the centuries.
Over the past decades, the Schiavon brand has become identified with innovative designs and become a synonym of style, exclusivity and luxury, earning the appreciation of the many visitors to our gallery as well as glass connaisseurs and collectors.