About the Artist
Silvano Signoretto began to train at the age of eight, in the furnace of the unforgettable glass master Alfredo Barbini . Having acquired the foundations of the glassmaking he started working in the renowned glasshouses of Gino Cenedese , F.lli Cattelan, and Renato Mazzega among the others.
It is here that he began to cooperate with important designers like professor De Lai.
Later while executing his art at the Seguso Vetri D’Arte , he worked side by side with the great master Angelo Seguso for the designer Mario Rigatieri.
Since then Signoretto’s great sensitivity and interpretative ability have been sought after by renowned painters and sculptors Such as Gigi Marcazzan, Antonella Costa, Ginny Ruffner, David Palterer, Fulvio Bianconi, Ugo La Pietra, Peter Shire, Guglielmo Renzi, Luigi Ontani and many others.
In 1989 he began working for Salviati & Co., where he collaborate with the artist Heinz Ostegard, Alessandro Mendini and Berit Johansson.
When Salviati & Co. merged with Venini in 1990 Silvano created the “horse of Leonardo”, a metal structure with glass inside, initially constructed as a computer rendering by Ben Jakober, and Yannik Hu and presented to the 45th biennale di Venezia.
In the meantime he began a collaboration with Mazzuccato International and Pippo Madde.
In 1999 Silvano opened his own glass factory to produce imbibed with his boundless enthusiasm, creativity, imagination and dedication.
Nowadays Silvano works full time in the furnace of Studio Berengo