The seventh edition of The Venice Glass Week, the international festival dedicated to glass art, an artistic and economic activity for which the city of Venice has been known worldwide for over 1,000 years, has come to a close. The seventh edition of the festival took place from September 9th to 17th, 2023, and also involved the historic Orsoni furnace with a cultural visit dedicated to architects registered with the The ‘Order of Architects, Planners, Landscapers, and Conservators of Venice’ and participation as speakers in the ‘Tessere di Storia’ conference held at the Ateneo Veneto.

Luca Chiesura, Sales & Technical Manager of Orsoni Venezia 1888, recounted the history of Orsoni mosaics through the presentation of the most significant projects in the religious sector, their use on a large scale in architecture and interior design, and their recent collaborations with major fashion brands such as Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, as well as the magnificent masterpieces created by artists who have found in mosaic a plastic material with infinite and incredibly durable colors.

Hosting the event was Antonella Magaraggia, President of Ateneo Veneto, and the subsequent speaker was Valentina Fanti, Secretary of OAPPC (Order of Architects, Planners, Landscapers, and Conservators) for the province of Venice. Speaking as presenters were Chiara Squarcina, Head of the Museum Activities Department at the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Mauro Stocco, Assistant Curator at the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Luca Chiesura, President of Orsoni Venezia 1888, Stefano Lovison, President of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, and Gian Piero Brovedani, Director of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.

Municipality of Venice
The Venice Glass Week

Orsoni Mosaic Masterclass

The mosaic school is currently undergoing restoration. We anticipate the reopening in 2025. Once the program for the International Mosaic Masterclasses is available, it will be published on the website. 

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