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Glass Blowing Strumenti


Riflessi Veneziani officially came into being in February 1983, as an Heritage of two great historical family regarding the artistic glasswork in Murano: in fact, the manager Laura Perziano is son of Giuseppe (also known as Leo) Perziano, relevant character of the past century in Murano, owner and founder, in 1945, of an important glass factory, known as F.lli Perziano.
Perziano family has been also owner of the “F.A.L.B.” company, founded in 1951, specialized in Boemian glass handicraft and first designer of an automatic molding system for the glass drops.
Laura Perziano’s husband, Adriano Simionato, master glassworker of Rifessi Veneziani, is grandnephew of Filippo Toso Borella, remarkable character in a family which produces Venetian artistic glasswork since 1888 (to mention the famous “Giuseppe Too Borella Et Fratello – Fabbrica di Specchi Veneziani).
This company has been awarded many times, in Italy as well as abroad, recognizing the great skills developed in the making of high quality handicrafts (for instance in Milan, 1894, Nizza in 1899 and most important at the Universal Exposition of Paris in 1900).
Toso’s ancient family is attested in Murano since the first half of XIV century, being also included in the Libro d’Oro isolano (Golden book of the Island) in the beginning of the XVII century.
To be part of the noble register was considered a coveted privilege, because  it enabled those who were members to be officially part of Muranese citizenship, practice the glasswork trade and partecipate in the administration of Murano’s Community.
The massive presence of Toso and Tosi in a very restricted field like that of Murano led to the birth of several curious nicknames, in order to differentiate the manifold branches of the family.
Among the Tosos we could mention the Cangioro, Fei, Drugo and also the Toso Borella, who were notables in decorating the glasswork and distinguished temselves through the art of carpentry applied to the frames of the famous and elaborate Venetian mirrors.
Towards the end of XIX century Murano witnessed a rebirth of the glasswork, considerably lapsed after Napoleonic and Asburgic rule.
A relevant place in the process of rediscovering the glaze decoration of glass is occupied by Francesco Toso Borella, master in the field of artistic glasswork.
A very important phase in the growth of Riflessi Veneziani occurred in 1987 when the factory was transferred in the new industrial area of Spinea, close to Venice, due to the major opportunities regarding infrastructure and connections.
In 1992 a further shift happened towards a new and broader head office, again in Spinea.
In 1999 Riflessi Veneziani started investing in new human risources, aiming to preserve the valuable skills of the artistic Murano glasswork. In doing so, Riflessi Veneziani put much efforts in training new apprentices.
In 2008 a serious economic crisis affected the internal market, and consequently the company shifted  towards new opportunities offered by the foreign market.
Thus the participation in international exhibitions has become of vital importance.
In 2012 Riflessi Veneziani accomplished numerous renowned commissioned works in the field of luxury interior decoration  (for instance, cruise ships or hotels). In 2015 Riflessi Veneziani achieved a further breakthrough investing in new technologies of glasswork, in order to meet new requirements of the market and the customers. In 2017 and in the future Riflessi Veneziani will follow a path of innovation, respecting the tradition but also widening the range of artistic glasswork.

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