When Guglielmo Vistosi established Vistosi Glass on the Venetian island of Murano, he was building on a family legacy dating back to the 17th century. As Italy rebuilt in the wake of the Second World War, Guglielmo similarly looked to rebuild the family's reputation as glassblowers and artisans, established when they opened their own glassworks in the 1640s.
Guglielmo's grandsons, Gino and Luciano Vistosi, took over the business after his passing in 1952. It was these two who envisioned a new future for Vistosi. After a fact-finding tour of contemporary glassworking techniques, the pair combined traditional and modern glassworking techniques to launch a new line of blown-glass lighting. Through the following years, Vistosi built its line of luxurious and elegant designer lights through collaborations with titans of design such as Ettore Sottsass, Vico Magistretti, and Angelo Mangiarotti.
Now owned by the Moretti family, Vistosi continues to reach to the future while cherishing the past, producing remarkable contemporary lighting fixtures through a blend of time-honoured tradition and modern technology.