In 1585, Vincenzo Gazzabin appeared for the first time in the registers of Murano glass art. Shortly thereafter, the Gazzabin family became the owners of the Al Bastian furnace. The name “Vistosi” appeared sometime afterwards, in 1690, as the nickname of an heir to Gazzabin glassworks. One hundred years later, in 1791, Gio-Batta Vistosi was appointed Gastaldo dell’Arte, head of the glassmakers’ guild and representative of the owners of the Murano furnaces. Fast forward to 1945 when, at the end of World War II, the company began to focus on the production of lighting products with Gino and Luciano Vistosi. Theirs was a story of passion and insatiable search for the new, which led Vistosi to important collaborations. After the end of World War II, Guglielmo Vistosi, heir of the Gazzabin family, opened a new furnace in Murano. From the late 1960s through the 1980s, some of the most famous designers of the time, such as Gae Aulenti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Ettore Sottsass, Adalberto Dal Lago, Vico Magistretti and Albert Leclerc, all joined Vistosi production. Then in 1989, Giancarlo Moretti, an entrepreneur from Murano who had long been active in the sector with Vetrofond and Punto Luce, took over the company and created Vetreria Vistosi.
Today, the prestige that the entire world recognizes in Venetian glass is still thanks to the people: the master glassmakers, keepers of local craftsmanship, are still the beating heart of the company, just as the furnace, the source of glass par excellence, has remained at the center of Vistosi’s contemporary production process.

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