Carlo Moretti

Carlo Moretti was born in Murano in 1934 and he lived in Venice, with his wife Bruna Matteotti in an apartment overlooking the rooftops and canals adjacent to the Rialto bridge, till his sudden death, on May 30th 2008. After having graduated in the classical studies he enrolled in law school but, lured by the irresistible call of his own family’s patrimony - Murano Crystal Glass - in 1958 he founded, together with his brother Giovanni, the Carlo Moretti firm, where he is mainly responsible for the design and production of the firm’s artifacts. During the 80s he animated the creation of a number of consortiums on the island of Murano and, in particular, the establishment of the island’s new museum of contemporary glass. Carlo Moretti has been awarded with numerous prizes and international rewards and has been invited to hold conferences on his work in cultural and art institutions worldwide.
He loves art, architecture, classical music and is a insatiable reader. He spends his time taking long trips around the world, discovering old and new museums and avant-garde designs and trends but also enjoying long mountain walks. The observation of everyday facts as well as the confrontation with different and often distant cultures integrate into an inspirational cue which generates unique objects.
The quest for the essential and the ability to blend his findings have become Carlo Moretti’s personal and professional traits.
His loss, occurred in coincidence with the company’s 50th anniversary, leaves a huge blank in the most innovative outline of glass design at international level, as well as his personal style, discreet and shy, in all those who have met him.