Piero Nason, born in Venice in 1965,
is the third generation of a celebrated family of craftsmen. The
family business, NasonMoretti, was established in 1923, when his
grandfather and Murano glassmaker took the great innovative step of
crafting tableware of quality.
Glass / Crystal
In the 1950s, its reputation spread internationally, earning the glassmaker in 1955 the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award for its Lidia bowls. The bowls were designed by Umberto Nason, whose great intuition had led him to reverse the cased glass technique and apply it to modern design pieces. The result was a brightly coloured inside, leaving the outside a milky white, lending a highly appealing and decidedly modern look to the bowls.
The company has always been distinguished by its use of colour. Its creations boast as many as 22 shades of blue and eight shades of green. With the second generation of the family entering the business, the 1960s saw it expand greatly, without however losing its flair for innovation. Since the 1990s, with the third generation, the company has focused on the development of new collections of modern design.
NasonMoretti pieces are featured at the MoMA in New York, the Corning Museum of Glass (NY), and the Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf.
The company works with major brands, designers and names in the worlds of fashion, jewellery and luxury, including Valentino, Armani, Bottega Veneta, Hermès, and Tiffany.
ADI Compasso d’Oro Award.