Giacomo Barbini

He was born in Murano in 1951 into a family of glass masters and dedicated himself to goldsmithing in the years of his early youth.
He was hired in 1967, for a collaboration that will last about thirty years, at the Venini glassworks where he comes into contact and collaborates with the most important designers and artists including Ettore Sottsass , Alessandro Mendini, Toni Zuccheri and others.

He arrives at the Anfora glassworks in 1999 and here he begins other important collaborations with Yoichi Ohira, Ritsue Mishima, Massimo Micheluzzi , Cristiano Bianchin , Michele Burato, Silvano Rubino.
After studying various types of execution, he specialized in the creation of glass works worked according to the grinding or engraving technique, particularly in the wrought technique.
Today, after leaving his business, he continues to offer his advice to professionals, artists and even young apprentices.
During his long career he has always been able to interpret the design needs of artists and designers with great skill, skill and flexibility.

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