A mirror is an integral part of any home and when it is a Venetian style mirror, your home will have a different feel altogether. Centuries have passed, but Venetian mirrors have maintained their unmatched beauty and uniqueness even today. This is all because of the skills and perseverance of glass masters from the tiny island of Murano. We are a team of glass masters, craftmen and designers ready to realized mirror artwork according also with the customers requiremtns.
Find out more about our web store The only e-shop based in Murano island. The biggest collection of Murano glass artworks with more then 2000 objects for sale. Everyday we update our catalogue with new and exclusive Murano glass goods. Original Murano Glass Store is the first official online store of many established and emerging art producers of Murano and Venice. Each object is carefully selected by our experts to provide the highest quality glasswork. Shopping in our online store, customer buy at the best price, directly from our selected Murano glass producers (artists, artisans, furnace and factories).
Due to its location in a steep-sided valley, the Italian town of Viganella gets no direct sunlight for seven weeks each winter. In 2006 a €100,000 computer-controlled mirror, 8×5 m, was installed to reflect sunlight into the town's piazza. In early 2007 the similarly situated village of Bondo, Switzerland, was considering applying this solution as well. In 2013, mirrors were installed to reflect sunlight into the town square in the Norwegian town of Rjukan. Mirrors can be used to produce enhanced lighting effects in greenhouses or conservatories.
A safety glass mirror is made by adhering a special protective film to the back surface of a silver glass mirror, which prevents injuries in case the mirror is broken. This kind of mirror is used for furniture, doors, glass walls, commercial shelves, or public areas.
Discover here the best stock of Murano glass mirrors for sale online! From wall and table mirrors to furniture and accessories, we offer a stunning selection of products, all handcrafted in Italy only. Elaborately made according to the old Venetian tradition, our mirrors can be customized in shape, size, color, draw and paint engraved. We are specialized in tail-made mirrors creation, made by our artisans, glass masters and carpenters. Venetian mirrors come with intricate flowers and cane curls as well as glass fused with 24kt gold and wooden frame. They are available in different dimensions too. The delivery time is around 15-30 days. Whether you need modern or vintage style of mirrors, get in touch with us to satisfy your specific requirements!
The method of making flat panes of clear glass from blown cylinders began in Germany and evolved through the Middle Ages, until being perfected by the Venetians in the sixteenth century. The Venetians began using lead glass for its crystal-clarity and its easier workability. Some time during the early Renaissance, European manufacturers perfected a superior method of coating glass with a tin-mercury amalgam, producing an amorphous coating with better reflectivity than crystalline metals and causing little thermal shock to the glass. The exact date and location of the discovery is unknown, but in the sixteenth century, Venice, a city famed for its glass-making expertise, became a center of mirror production using this new technique. Glass mirrors from this period were extremely expensive luxuries. For example, in the late seventeenth century, the Countess de Fiesque was reported to have traded an entire wheat farm for a mirror, considering it a bargain. These Venetian mirrors were limited in size to a maximum area of around 40 inches (100 cm) square, until modern glass panes began to be produced during the Industrial Revolution. The Saint-Gobain factory, founded by royal initiative in France, was an important manufacturer, and Bohemian and German glass, often rather cheaper, was also important.