Artisans and Engravers
Arte Veneziana's craftsmen
A team of artisans and passionated people
The real hearth of Arte Veneziana is made by artisans. In fact, the company is well known throughout the world for its unique craftsmanship and high artistic value.
Our master craftsmen were trained in Italian art schools and took their first steps in the famous Murano glass ateliers. In our company experienced artisans use their skills and know-how to create handmade mirrors and excellent custom furniture for people who appreciate beauty and quality.
The way we work
Handcraft and precision
Few people know or can imagine how much work and passion are required to create a handmade object. It takes patience, accuracy, observation, attempts, errors and time. Making the best use thereof entails effort and commitment.
All these elements constitute the value of handmade objects and this is the reason why craftsmanship acquires a higher value than things obtained through serial industrial processes.
Who we are
A tour into our offices and production departments
In Arte Veneziana, mirrors, furnishings and wooden pieces have always been produced by coating them with skillfully crafted glass.
The glass is cut, beveled and engraved manually by artisans, performing every work by hand with the aid of small tools, grindstones and diamond tipped engravers, perfectly in line with our Venetian tradition.
The high level of craftsmanship makes possible to customize every single element and realize it according to the customer’s taste and needs just like a tailored suit, with a decorative style made of transparency, lights and reflections defined by a deep elegance.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
The carpentry division produces all the main structures of Arte Veneziana products. These could be a single free-standing interior design piece or an architectural element of the house - like doors, screens, kitchens, walk-in closets, wall coverings and more.
A wide range of wood, starting from the most popular up to the very refined ones, is always available to answers any clients requests in terms of requirements and finishings.
Woodworkers use computer numerical control machines for cutting the main structure, but the heart of this department is the huge amount of manual work for smoothing and finishing up any pieces of curved and decorated wood.
Varnishing, lacquering and more...
Our furniture and mirrors are carefully finished by using different techniques and materials like silver and gold leafed coverings or several lacquered touches and coatings.
Besides the work of creating, our carpenters are called to travel worldwide on demand, to supervise the right assembly of the manufacture on site and to make sure that the high craft quality of all mirrors and furniture will be respected.
When millimeters count
The rough glass cutting is performed by the computer numerical control machine according to the drawing realized by our technical department.
The cut glass is adjusted by hand to the wooden structure of each single item. When it comes to curved surfaces, our glassmakers double check every edge carefully.
Thanks to numerical control machines, our technicians also perform the edge polishing and the beveling on whatever glasses which have linear or regular shape.
Our glass masters use different wheels to chamfer and to get shiny glass pieces that will be used on the mirrors and furniture afterwards.
This is a fundamental step of our production: no machines can replace the manual work on this extremely delicate matter. The bevelling can be realized thanks to a long and accurate handmade procedure only.
An ancient manufacturing process which still remains entirely handmade as per Venetian traditions.
Call it magic
"Engraving the glass is that kind of process which requires great mastery and creativity in the drawing, also ability in performing the engraving by choosing the appropriate grinding wheel."
There are many things that a good engraver should take care of at the same time. It is very important to acknowledge which grinding wheel is suitable for the level of detail that has to be achieved.
A good engraver must control the hands on the spinning wheel in order to follow, with the right accuracy and pressure, what the mind wish.
So mind and hands have to be perfectly tuned.
An innate artistic attitude and the passion for working with hands are the real added values that identify a good master engraver.
The silvering process is an entirely handmade and very important step of our production. The final mirrored effect can be defined according to clients wishes.
We are able to perform different kinds of antiqued silvered finishings and polychromed finishings with an anti-corrosion copper plating.
Nothing but perfection
Finally the quality control team makes sure that everything answers to customers requests, both from a technical and a decorative point of view.
Post-sales feedback are very important to us. We are keen on providing the best custom-service, making sure that clients are happy.
The shell of an oyster only hides the pearl inside
All items are packed in custom wooden crates. On the inside, our design pieces are protected by bubble wrap, pressed recycled paper and polystyrene.
The crates are thoroughly prepared for each kind of transportation: air, sea and truck transport.
On request, we arrange the shipment on behalf of the customer.