Glass as culture
Technology and artisanship
“Made in Italy” products have always been a guarantee of quality, but these days, owing to the economic crisis, Italian companies must commit themselves increasingly to find new markets and customers, and they can do so only by developing a set of specific craft skills. Today’s artisans, in order to keep up with the times and beat the competition, must be able to provide high quality and custom-made products; a combination of handcraft, high tech and globalization is also essential.
Design, artisanship and technology equally contribute to a radical change in goods production and service provision; we can develop unique products, foresee the future market trends and create unimaginable realizations only through innovation and research.
In Vetreria Bazzanese we push beyond the limits of glass, and thanks to a continuous research and experimentation we are able to combine different materials, such as mirrors, wire meshes and colours, in order to produce unique, profound and unexpected effects. Glass is a ductile material, it lends itself to multiple processing techniques and treatments and can change without ever losing its intrinsic characteristics.
Glass printing is a technique that allows for the reproduction of high-resolution digital images directly on the glass panels, even of considerable size.
With digital printers, we can decorate glass panels with an extremely high resolution, special chromatic effects and a permanent adherence on the glass.
Our printer prints in 5colours (CMYK + WHITE) offering us an absolute guarantee of result.
We can print both on float glass and tempered glass panels and, after printing, we must laminate or varnish the glass in order to keep the drawing perfectly intact.
Digital printing enables to recreate various material effects such as wood, marble, cement and onyx and to reproduce photos, textures, motives, fabrics or any other kind of representation on the glass.
We can create original and refined decorations producing innovative visual effects by overlaying several printed glass panels or by combining printing with other techniques such as sandblasting. This technique aims at developing an innovative custom-made and personalized product that could meet the growing needs of our customers – a new decoration to adorn glass and mirrors.
This is good news for architects and interior designers, who are constantly looking for customized solutions for offices, shops and homes decoration.
Ph. Fabrizio Chyrek – vbessenza
The recently opened Vyta Santa Margherita bar in Florence has already become a meeting point for travellers stopping at Santa Maria Novella train station.
Vetreria Bazzanese produced the pink mirror counter top with sandblasted stripes and the front green wall, also with sandblasted stripes, matching the colour of the original marble floor.
The counter top has also some digitally printed pink stripes that, together with the sandblasted ones, create a truly fascinating combination of colours and reflections.
It was an important and stimulating piece of work, as the glass and mirror underwent different processing steps in order to integrate them completely with the surrounding materials, enhancing their qualities and aesthetic properties at the same time.
Arch. Daniela Colli
Ph. Matteo Piazza