The company tells its story through a journey of colours, the sparkling of glass and the historical pieces that have determined its success. An immersive journey among the products subject to meticulous cataloging work, preceded by archival research that led to the discovery of almost 10,000 pieces made over the course of a century of history.
The exhibition is a triumph of colours upon entering. Two white and wave-shaped display structures welcome visitors into a bright and spacious total white environment, where 400 models are on exhibit, including prototypes and series produced from the 1920s to the present day.
The sinuous shape of the display counters guides the viewer into the first room, where the viewer begins their journey through a timeline describing the milestones of the Nason family's business. On the shelves, the iconic tableware products from the 1930s to the 1970s, the plates and technical paper drawings, restored by expert hands.
As the journey continues, the viewer encounters specific niches dedicated to the Compasso d'Oro, won by NasonMoretti back in 1955, with the Lidia collection, which allows the company to achieve international fame, and the iconic “1923” table lamp, with its original and creative design, which reveals a strongly modern soul right from the first years of activity.
Continuing through the exhibition, the vistor is welcomed by glass display cases of the 1980s, concluding their visit in the contemporary room, where the energy of the colors and the company's trademark return to the forefront. Over the last few years, the designers’ creativity has been expressed in everyday objects, transformed into works of art and faithful to the modern vocation that distinguishes the NasonMoretti production.
The exhibition, curated by Cristina Beltrami and Chiara Squarcina and organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, inaugurates the company's centenary and will be open to the public until January 6th 2024. The second act will be the already announced publication of a volume celebrating these first hundred years of history, published by Marsilio Arte.
Photo credits: Studio Pointer
"One hundred years of NasonMoretti.
The story of a Murano Glass Family"
SPAZIO EX CONTERIE - Murano Glass Museum