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The premises

Recently inaugurated in the hinterland of the Laguna, the new administrative premises of the company reflect the fine lines and the quality of materials which characterize the Vistosi brand. This is the place where industrial strategies and creative design meet.

The warehouse

This area, which covers 4,000 square meters, is divided into six departments:

  • Acceptance and quality control of the glass and structures coming from our glass factory and our workshop;
  • Storage of semi-finished products, that are controlled according to the strict procedures of the ISO 9001 quality system;
  • Packaging, which is also carried out according to a standard procedure. All packages are individually tested and the most delicate are retried and certified by an external laboratory, acknowledged by the main carriers;
  • Wiring department, where the most delicate electrical wirings – such as LEDs, fluorescence, gas-discharge lamps and all custom products, but also electric variants in accordance with the laws of the country of destination – are made;
  • Storage of finished products, identified by special multilingual labels with graphical representation of the model and barcode for automated reading of the package;
  • Shipping department, which organizes the picking of finished products from the warehouse, manages products assignments and organizes shipments worldwide.


The workshop

In the last few years, in order to complement the production in the furnace, Vistosi created a workshop, where the metallic frames are manufactured. The presence of this department among the company’s assets allows a more flexible experimentation and creation of custom-made structures, such as the large suspension products like Giogali. Thanks to their equipment, the internal workshops allow taking care of the whole production process: from prototypes to quality control and wiring, always checking and certifying that each item works properly. All subcontractors are local, trustworthy and constantly checked over.

The glass factory

The blend used for blowing the Vistosi glass has exclusive features: it guarantees the strength and shine of the materials through time and yet it remains the product of a handcrafted process. The glass factory is the core of the glass blowing art, safeguarded by the hands of experienced masters who don’t refuse to face the challenge of manufacturing the new lines and textures born from the designers’ creativity.

Glass grinding area

Glass grinding may be less fascinating than the artistic glass blowing, nevertheless it is becoming more and more important to the glass manufacturing process. This is due to the increasing need to achieve extremely precise cuts, drillings, treatments and polishing. Our artisans rigorously take care of the processing of blown glass: drilling, polishing and finishing are carried out by careful manufacturing experts, who can also count on technologies that are specifically designed for this purpose, as the robots for the water-jet cut.

  • 2014

    LED Lighting Comes of Age

    LED lights are, now more than ever, the top lighting solution. They combine an energy saving of the 85% and an impressive durability (around 25 years), all in one product. In 2011 Vistosi was one of the first companies to implement this innovative resource creating the LED version of Vega, in 2011. Today its entire stand at the Frankfurt Light+Building fair is dedicated to this technology, with the display of LED lamps only.


  • 2013

    Historic collaboration with OVI and Bulgari

    Vistosi has realized, together with the Swiss studio Atelier-Oi and as an exclusive project for Bulgari, a unique sectional lighting element, OVI, which is a new version of Angelo Mangiarotti’s Giogali. The collection includes big ceiling lamps, ‘woven’ with two-dimensional sectional blown glass hooks, which are held together by metallic rings and which form big drapes. It is a sectional and versatile system which allows the creation of the most fascinating shapes and reflections.


  • The new crystal blend

    After more than two years spent running tests, Vistosi presents an innovative crystal blend which presents clear advantages, not only aesthetical but also technological and ecological: the lead free blown crystal glass. This new blend, which no longer includes lead oxide, enhances the crystal’s transparency, which can be seen with the naked eye, and allows a significant reduction of the oxidizing processes. The result is a glass which possesses the qualities of stainless steel, in terms of durability and maintenance of its original characteristics.


  • 2012

    Vistosi gets more and more social

    Vistosi is on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin with news and ideas, in order to be always close to those who follow and look for it.

    Crystal clear: Murano-based leaders in glass and lighting, Vistosi, has created a superior new lead-free cryst… http://t.co/SG2D8Qzw2w

  • Looking for ideas and talents

    Vistosi NoLimits is the area where designers, architects and contractors can present their ideas, which will be judged by a commission composed of marketing, design, engineering and communication experts. This selection process allows to pick up the most interesting projects, which will receive Vistosi’s endorsement for their research and production.

  • 2011

    The art of decorating with the cold worked blown glass

    Among the finest decorations of Vistosi’s collections there is the ‘filigrana a reticello’. In Assiba it is part of a complicated processing of nets trapped into the glass, which later on is blown with a cold working. The handicraft needed to achieve this effect make of Assiba an extremely elegant and valuable object.

    Assiba, table lamp

  •  Chrome plating: two lamps in one

    With the shimmering chrome plating, Cloth provides a double effect: from a metallic lamp when it is off, to delicate honey reflections when it is on. Extremely versatile.

    Cloth, table lamp

  • 2010

    MyVistosi: a work tool

    The page MyVistosi is an effective 24/7 work tool: its real time updates allow you to choose products, monitor the status of your purchase, check the open promotions, request estimates for customized items.

    MyVistosi page

  •  Image and communication: how to talk about a product

    Whether aimed at the contractor or the retail market, Vistosi chose a series of communication channels to talk about and promote its products. The video-interviews with the designers, the documentaries about the glass factory production, together with the daily presence in the social media and the opportunity to display all products in 3D, contribute to get the brand closer to the public.

    Video-interview at Studio Mangiarotti

  •  Exclusive and guaranteed patents

    In order to make sure that its clients purchase a unique object, Vistosi has always patented its decorative models, finishes and treatments. During the enhancement of this process of quality protection, in 2010 the company introduced the branding of its products.

    Branding of products

  • 2009
  • Not only glass, new ideas for new materials

    Vistosi also looks at technical materials which coexist with blown glass in a modern conception of interior design. Ono Luce and Nerocarbonio enter the Vistosi group, providing new ideas and proposals.

  •  The tradition of the Murrine is renovated

    Rina is the result of a long research on the chemistry of materials that allowed to apply the renowned ‘Murrine’ technique to big-sized items. The symbol of the Murano glass tradition meets the simplicity of the shapes.

  •  A glass with ever changing textures

    Following the new trends in the material development sector, Vistosi tests and introduces new surface treatments in its production process, in order to achieve unique textures. The precision sandblasting used for Chimera09 is an example of that.

    Chimera09, table lamp

  •  The new premises

    Designed by Sergio Misserotti, the new premises of the company are inaugurated. The fine lines and the quality of materials reflect the character of the Vistosi brand.

  • 2008
  •  Researching on materials: the core of innovation

    The research and testing lab is the core of Vistosi’s innovation: here processes, treatments, finishes and assemblies are born, in order to be patented and introduced in the production process.

    Tablò, pendant

  •  High level partnerships for customized products

    From the collaboration with the big fashion and design brands derive tests and customized products: Porro, Feg, Bulgari, Gucci are just some of the most recent Vistosi’s partnerships.

    Giogali per Hugo Boss, Messina 2011
    Giogali and Hugo Boss, Messina 2011

  •  Focusing on details: packaging and graphics

    The customers’ satisfaction increases when certain side aspects are taken care of: improving the packaging, using clear graphics, reducing costs and post-production times make Vistosi’s buyers understand that inside the box there is more than a nice object

    Vistosi’s packagings

  •  Technology and sector-based skills for progress

    For an efficient business organization Vistosi relies on technology and experience: the first is at the basis of mechanized processes such as the automatic compilation of price lists, while the second is the area of the design, interior design and architecture consultants who collaborate with the brand.

  • 2007
  •  An event to celebrate success

    Vistosi’s success is celebrated with a special event: agents and clients go on a cruise in the Mediterranean. A great celebration with those who contributed to reach this goal.

    Cruise in the Mediterranean

  •  A material for shimmering reflections

    The presence of alexandrite in the glass blend creates a colour changing effect that gives the lamp, when exposed to a fluorescent light, a purple-blue shade. The effect is remarkable and perfect for elegant spaces.

    Ecos, pendant

  •  Diadema lands at the Compasso d’Oro competition

    First participation in the Compasso D’Oro competition: Diadema, designed by Romani & Saccani, is pointed out by the Design Index for its unique processing technique, the tube drawing and the finishes (patented by Vistosi).

  •  Among the first 100 companies in Italy

    Vistosi receives the Eurispes award for Excellent Company, among the first 100 in Italy and from all business sectors.

    Vistosi receives the Eurispes award

  • 2006
  •  60 years of Vistosi’s achievements

    Vetreria Vistosi celebrates its 60th birthday in Venice. On the occasion Mauro Olivieri receives the first prize of the design competition for his Tease.

  • 2005
  •  Diadema: an exclusive manufacture for an unrivalled product

    Romani & Saccani give birth to one of Vistosi’s emblems: the drafting of the tubes, exclusive and patented, together with the quality of the materials, make of Diadema a unique creation, with no equals on the market.

  •  Giogali 3D, another creative dimension

    At Torre Branca the new Giogali3D hook is presented as the new three-dimensional version of the classic creation. The new hooks allow to build a crystal structure that can develop also horizontally.

    Giogali 3D

  •  Giogali dresses Torre Branca up

    The Torre Branca, designed by Gio Ponti in Milan, hosts a more than 100-metre-high Giogali installation, with spectacular effects.

  •  The awarded excellence

    Celebrated by Enrico Morteo with an installation of more than 8000 hooks, Giogali gets the ADI Design Index award for ‘Excellent product of the Italian lighting tradition’ of the last 30 years.

    Giogali, detail

  •  Euroluce: the international showcase

    Present each year at Euroluce since its creation, Vistosi wants to show that the investment in resources, energies and communication forms part of a project aimed at the internationalization of the brand: today, the 70% of its market is represented by the foreign countries.

    Vistosi at Euroluce 2013

  • 2004
  •  Production and certification

    Vistosi optimizes its production, introducing the following practice and product certifications: ISO, ENEC and CE, but also UL and ETL for the foreign market.

    The production of Diamante

  •  From decoration to product: the hot spinning process

    A simple yet brilliant intuition lies behind Damasco: the hot spinning technique is no longer a decoration applied to a form but the whole product.

  • 2003
  •  The glass silvering technique: new decorative possibilities

    Stealing the effect to the processing of mirrors, Vistosi applies the silvering technique to the three-dimensional shapes of its lamps. The results are reflecting versions of its products, perfect for the decoration of the most technical and minimalist spaces.

    Thor, table lamp

  •  Art applied to ideas: Poc

    Poc’s uniqueness derives from the processing of the membrane which traditionally was applied to vases in Murano. The decorative effects of its glass are the surprising result of the cooperation between the crafts’ traditional skills and the beauty of an essential design.

  • 2002
  •  The ‘water jet’ cut: technology serves art

    Thanks to an exclusive robot that solves the problem of the different thicknesses of the glass, Vistosi applies the ‘water jet’ cut – used for the manufacturing of flat glasses – to its three-dimensional blown glass items. Thanks to the increasingly precise and neat cuts, it becomes possible to achieve completely new shapes.

    Ferea, table lamp

  • 1999
  • The drive towards the foreign market

    At the end of the 20th century Vistosi decides to focus on the foreign market and acquires brands that already have a strong commercial base abroad. The products made by brands such as Alox, Triade and G2 are included in Vistosi’s catalogues.

  • 1995
  • The Vistosi blend for a virtuous glass

    Vistosi’s blown glass is produced with a unique blend. Once reduced sodium to a minimal amount, the glass seems to acquire the characteristics of steel: it is resistant and does not get opaque with the passing of time. The handcrafted made of every single piece is unveiled by imperceptible differences on the surface.

    Glass production

  • 1993
  •  The relaunch and the new design protagonists

    Matteo Moretti, Giancarlo’s son, works for the relaunch of the Vistosi brand, operating a deep reorganization of the production and commercial sectors and including new designers and creatives in the team of the traditional collaborators: Chiaramonte and Marin, Michele De Lucchi, Mauro Olivieri are some of them.

  • 1989
  •  The Moretti family gives birth to Vetreria Vistosi

    Giancarlo Moretti, a businessman from Murano with a long experience in the glass sector with Vetrofond and Punto Luce, acquires the prestigious brand, giving birth to Vetreria Vistosi.

    Vega, table lamp

  • 1970-1979
  •  Design and innovation

    The successful combination between design and lighting goes on: Vico Magistretti designs Alega for Vistosi while the creations by Albert Leclerc and Ettore Sottsass jr. enter the Vistosi’s catalogues of this decade.

    Alega, table lam

  • 1967
  •  Giogali, Angelo Mangiarotti’s masterpiece

    Created by Angelo Mangiarotti’s genius, Vistosi launches the revolutionary crystal hooks with no supporting structure: Giogali. It will be an ongoing success.

  • 1960-1965
  •  The great collaborations, key to success

    The decisive move towards success is to tie the production to the most famous designers of the time such as Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass, Adalberto Dal Lago, etc.

    Neverrino, by Luciano Vistosi

  • 1950-1959
  • Success in the name of lighting

    Under the guidance of Gino and Luciano Vistosi, Guglielmo’s grandchildren, the Vistosi production starts to focus on lighting items, achieving a considerable success.

  • 1945
  • Guglielmo Vistosi: the new era

    Guglielmo Vistosi, heir of the Gazzabin family, after the end of World War II opens up a new furnace in Murano.

    Guglielmo Vistosi

  • 1807
  • The beginning of the dark century

    The decline of the Venetian Republic and the riots among the workforce mark a long dark period in the artistic glass production. During this century many furnaces shut down for good and the Art seems to fade.

    Francesco Guardi: The Departure of Bucentaur for the Lido on Ascension Day, 1775-1780. The Bucentaur was destroyed by French troops in 1798.

  • 1791
  • A Vistosi leads the glass makers’ guild

    Gio-Batta Vistosi is appointed Gastaldo dell’Arte – head of the glass makers’ guild – and becomes the delegate of the furnaces’ owners in Murano.

    Canaletto: View of San Giovanni dei Battuti at Murano, 1725-1728

  • 1690
  • The origin of the name Vistosi

    The nickname ‘Vistoso’ appears for the first time in Gerolamo Gazzabin’s baptismal certificate. He was one of Zuane’s great grandchildren, and the nickname became part of the surname. From that moment on the creations by this Murano family are labelled as Vistosi.

    Canaletto: San Cristoforo, San Michele and Murano from the Fondamenta Nuove, 1722

  • 1640
  • Al Bastian: the first furnace

    Through Zuane Geronimo, the Gazzabin family acquires the Al Bastian furnace, which produced blown glass.

    Caspar van Wittel: The Island of San Michele, looking toward Murano, 1700s

  • 1585
  • Vincenzo Gazzabin, the progenitor of tradition

    Vincenzo Gazzabin is the progenitor of the family that stands out in the sector of the Murano glass manufacturing.





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