We’re already deep in the holiday season and you’re probably worrying about getting everyone the perfect present. Gift-giving is more important than we think, it’s a kind gesture that represents to our loved ones we cherish them, and we want to make them happy. Not only that, but getting presents it’s as fun for the receiving end as it is for the giver! It always feels good when you see the surprise in their eyes and is super exciting when you can tell you got the perfect thing.
If this year you want to change things up a little and get something eccentric that you don’t see every day to surprise a loved one, you might want to look into Murano Glass Abstract Sculptures.
A colorful myriad of sculptures that come in the most various shapes: sinuous tapered knots and ribbons, multicolored artistic hands and heads, and much more. Don’t worry about not finding the perfect match for your loved one, Murano glass can take whatever eccentric shape or color comes to your mind. These hand-made luxury works of art never fail to stand out catching everyone’s eye. They will bewitch you with their elegance and uniqueness, characteristics typical of Murano glass.
If you’ve never heard of Murano glass and you’re wondering what’s so special about it, here’s a little of its history and process.
Murano glass gets its name through the little island where it is made, which is an important part of a network of little islands in the Venice lagoon. Murano glass is made from soda, silica, lime as well potassium melted together in a special furnace at a temperature of 1500°C to reach a liquid state. Over thin layers of real gold and sterling silver are often added to the glass mixture, along with different minerals to give glass its vibrant designs and colors. For example, copper is used as mineral-like sparkles, cobalt for blue, zinc is added for white color, manganese for violet, gold for red. The resulting liquid glass mixture is then mouth-blown and/or hand-crafted by master glassmakers in a series of elaborate steps using particular techniques. This results in unique creations with rich coloring and beautiful, sometimes shapes, , surreal patterns, and which are real artworks.
This glass-blowing procedure has been passed from generation to generation since the 13th century and it is still handmade with the same method and tools used then. For each vase, there are eight hundred years old techniques and traditions the masters have learned and trained for all this time, keeping the authenticity of the work perfected by their ancestors. For these reasons, high-end Murano Glass is called art glass, and the artisans are called artists of glassmaking, Maestros in Italian.
Murano glass is an ideal example of the Made in Italy quality. However beautiful and crystal glassware have also been created in other countries all over the world, in no way is glassware still being manufactured has such a rich history and so much artistic value as Murano glass. Therefore, every piece has a trademark a certain certifies that was made at a furnace that keeps to the traditional glass blowing procedure.
Because they are not mass-produced but hand-made one by one, there is no piece like another, each one carrying the craftsmanship of its glass master. Whether that be in the design, colors, or contour, there won’t be any sculpture in the world like your one, special, and one-of-a-kind just like your loved one who’s receiving it.
A Murano glass abstract figure is an exceptional gift, you can choose the perfect one depending on the receiver’s taste, the style of their home, and the meaning you want the gift to have. Being abstract, they don’t represent something specific, but their shapes and colors give many various emotions to the person watching it, as well can interpret them as you choose.
Any of these stunning pieces would look good in any room and become its focal point. It would lighten up the space and give it some chicness. It is perfect to decorate with style a living room coffee table or a home office desk, but no matter where it is, an abstract Murano Glass sculpture can add a luxurious and elegant touch to any home.
You can discover gorgeous abstract sculptures at YourMurano.com, an official certified online store for Murano glass, carrying the Trademark of Originality. The site doesn’t only offer but much more such as vases, bowls, etc., so feel free to scroll!