Giovanni Moretti

Giovanni Moretti was born in Murano in 1940. He lives in Venice with his wife Maria Roberta Rinaldi in a house with a view stretching out over the Northern lagoon, far into the borderline between the hinterland and the mountain profile until his untimely death, April 18th 2014. After having finished his commercial studies, he joined his brother in the founding of Carlo Moretti, creatively contributing to its development and evolution through the years. Within the firm he is mainly in charge of image, marketing and external relations but he has also started injecting his personal and original ideas into the production of new artifacts and their presentation on the international market thanks to special partnerships and agreements. Since Carlo’s death, Giovanni assumed the reins of the company exclusively, and, in developing personal projects, he finds its own language that, in the continuity of style, introduces new elements and pushes the company into new areas, in particularly aimed at collecting.
Always engaged in enhancing the specificity of Murano glass in an elevated and highly-qualified framework of confrontation – he was President of the Consorzio Venezia Vetro (1989-1994), promoter of the mark of origin “Vetri Murano” and of the Museum of contemporary glass in Murano (1985-86), and then of the showroom MuranoCollezioni with Venini and Barovier&Toso – sited in the Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Venice since 2010 and in the Council of Confindustria Venice. Moreover, as member of the organizing committee Altino, vetri di laguna developed cultural projects related to glass (exhibitions and catalogs) and was the coordinator of the 900 Section of glass at the Glass Museum of Murano. He spent his free time performing scouting expeditions in antiques markets and visiting second-hand dealers both in Italy and elsewhere in Europe – drawing inspiration and new ideas. A lover of good food and a connoisseur in the art of eating, he liked to share his love for design and for the simple elegance of homeware with his friends.