Angelo Brotto (Venice, Italy 1914 -2002)
Venetian designer and artist better known for his work in glass. Immediately after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 1941, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned him to paint frescoes in Montenegro. During his career, he won many design and artistic awards, such as the ones in Bergamo, Cremona, Suzzara and Verona. His first exhibition of engravings was in Rome. Brotto worked with the Murano glass maker Esperia in the 1960s-70s, and during this collaboration he became a prolific lighting designer. His lamps were quickly acclaimed for capturing the sensitivity of the time, creating playful and artistic modern shapes, and for breaking with the traditional ways of glassmaking in Murano.