Ermanno Nason was born in Murano in 1928, from one of the oldest families of glassmakers on the island and appeared at his father Italo’s furnace at the age of ten. Ermanno left elementary school spending his time between the furnace and the school for Apprentices Masters “Abate Zanetti” (managed by Professor Vittorio Zecchin) and made his first experiences in more realities, including Pinzan & Cimarrosti where he was proclaimed Master at age of eighteen.
Walter Furlan was born in 1931 in Chioggia; he began as an apprentice by one of the most famous glass masters of the island, Romano Tosi. In the early seventies he entered the Seguso Vetri D’arte glassartworks, under the guidance of Maestro Angelo Seguso and the designer Mario Pinsoni from whom he learned the processing of submerged and stylized glass, characteristic of the designs of Prof. Favio Poli, becoming the most faithful interpreter.
Pino Signoretto was born in 1944 in a small town near Venice; in 1954 he started working in a chandelier furnace. In 1959 he learned from the great masters Alfredo Barbini, Livio Seguso, Ermanno Nason and Angelo Seguso. In 1960 he became a master glassmaker.
In 1978 he opened his own studio in Murano. He began collaborations with painters and architects, including Dalì, Vedova, Licata, Kruft, Dal Pezzo, Vitali, Pomodoro, Willson.
Adriano Dalla Valentina was born in Murano in 1945. He started working in the furnace at the age of ten. For the following 14 years he worked in numerous furnaces, thus perfecting his style. Over the years the reputation of a great Master has been built, a model for future generations.
Dino Rosin was born in Venice on May 30, 1948. After leaving school at the age of 12, he immediately began working as an apprentice at the “Barovier & Toso” glassartworks where he worked until 1963, when he joined his brothers Loredano and Mirco in the “Art-vet” initiative.