martedì 20 novembre 2012

Estro Armonico - Mondo della Luna - Madrigalesco | DE MAJO



Estro Armonico - Mondo della Luna - Madrigalesco | DE MAJO


Myself and Francesco De Rossi for several months had discussed the possibility and opportunity to design and produce a choice of classic chandeliers drawing on the style and intelligent idea Giuseppe Braiati had around the mid 18th century for lighting the magnificent Venetian palaces.
Looking back, I believe I was trying to justify my personal desire to see our expert glassmakers at work to produce prestigious chandeliers combining their skills with pure elegance.
This idea was transformed into motivation and into a challenge when I realised that the new production of chandeliers was almost a "reinterpretation" which although incorporated design and style, concealed an astute ruse to offer a "Murano" which does not truly share the passion for glass that is the soul of this Venetian island.
Our collection of three chandeliers: Estr or Armonico, Mondo della Luna and Madrigalesco homage to the Venice of the 1700's yet well aware of the 21st century. It is only right to allow our expert glassmakers to freely express their crafting skills.
It is, above all, a way of reaffirming de Majo's mission, an enterprise established in Murano and still convinced, today, that the extraordinary heritage of culture and tradition passed down in over 1000 years of glassmaking must be jealousy kept and defended.
These three chandeliers are the result of Francesco De Rossi's innate sense for design and appeal, his culture and personal tradition closely bonded to Murano glass.
However, it was Francesco De Rossi who wanted that these three "symphonies" were "attributed to", an idea that I share, to the master glassmakers Vittorio Polesel and Cristian Ballarin who actually produced the chandeliers thanks to their ability and expertise but above all for their unequalled passion which cannot be seen in any other manufacturing activity across the world. An intense passion blended with choreographic movements where nothing is left to chance and without being "self-referential" but inherent to offering a perfect end product.