The GINO CENEDESE and SON glassworks owes its name to
the founder, belonging to a family of ancient roots
Working the glass on the island of Murano is, and was
even more so in the past, the destiny of the men over
many generations: it was also the destiny of Gino Cenedese
(1907-1973), who went into the glass furnace at the
age of 9 learning the craft from different glass masters.
In 1946, at the end of the war, encouraged by the new
times he founded the GINO CENEDESE & C glassworks.
Under his guidance the glassworks, enjoyed a great stimulus
establishing itself both at a national and international
level because of the high quality of the production.
Alongside the ancient tradition of glassmaking at Murano
with the production of blown glass, goblets, vases,
plates and world-famous Venetian chandeliers, Gino Cenedese
was able to expand into the attractions of contemporary
art, to the continuous research into new ways of enhancing
and interpreting the properties of glass, a fascinating
and brilliant material.
From the collaboration with different artists beginning
in the Fifties historical objects were involved in important
national and international exhibitions (at the Venice
Biennale of 1950 with sculptures created in part with
the prototypes of the master Barbini, in 1952 with fascinating
and innovative blocks with submerged figures and abstract
motifs – types of aquariums - by Riccardo Licata;
in 1954 with the creation of "Little Theatre and
Window" by the designer Fulvio Bianconi).