Vetrofuso by Daniela Poletti

Since she was a child, Daniela Poletti Zino has been fascinated by cathedrals’ colourful stained glass windows. She could have never imagined then that glass would become her life’s work. During a stroll through Milan while expecting her second child, Daniela discovered an artisanal glass laboratory. As she returned to the laboratory each day to observe the craftsmen at work, her fascination with glass deepened – and she decided to dedicate her life to this mysterious, alchemic material.

Daniela enrolled on a programme of glass fusing courses and developed a talent for artisanal techniques. With her very first collection – an assortment of succulents and flowers – she achieved success as a specialist glass retailer in Milan purchased 80 pieces of her work.

Daniela took part in her first exhibition at Milan’s Salone del Mobile (furniture fair). Within a few years, what was destined to become Vetrofuso by Daniela Poletti, a company unique in its genre, began expanding its craft to include home decoration, delicate jewels and works of art.

In 1992, Vetrofuso by Daniela Poletti as we know it was born.

To fully express the potential of glass, Vetrofuso by Daniela Poletti employ glass-fusing techniques that were known historically by Egyptians and Phoenicians. Combining this ancient art with modern taste and creativity, and with tireless research and experimentation, Vetrofuso by Daniela Poletti craft truly unique creations, with new colourings and use of new materials – both precious and recycled. The perfect synthesis of the traditional and the contemporary, the art and the craft, the idea and the technique.

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