When people talk about Italian art glass or Venetian art glass, they are usually referring to the sculptures, vases, chandeliers and decorative glass objects made in the island of Murano, Italy. Murano is a small island in the lagoon of Venice, where the art of glassmaking has more than 1000 years of tradition. Only glass design objects made in Murano can be marketed as original Murano glass.
Murano glass objects are objects of high monetary and artistic value. In the island of Murano glass artists since centuries are pushing the boundaries of traditional glass making with the most daring and innovative ideas of contemporary creation.