technique of glassmaking in Liguria dates back to the 12th century and can be
said to have originated with the craftsmen of Altare, in the province of
Savona. It is distinguished by objects characterised by essential and almost
minimal shapes that today, thanks to new technologies, are accompanied by
coloured blown glass and chiselled crystals.
is home to Costantino Bormioli's famous workshop. One of his most popular
creations are the flowers, the anthurium the orchid and the narcissus, polychrome
blown glass, made by hand and blowing by combining a transparent borosilicate
glass base with a composition of 'frits' (glass powders) distributed on the
surface and then fused and tempered. The fourth flower is the 'big rose' in
blown glass, composed of three orders of petals and coloured red (it is
possible to request it in other colours).
information on Bormioli's activity can be found on this site and in the online
shop platform you can find the products immediately available.