In 2013 Venitian Melissa Lunardi and architect Massimo Tonetto founded a lighting studio called VeniceM as a modern extension of the long history of glass design in Murano, Italy. VeniceM designs custom lighting while also producing a series of simple and modern ceiling, table and wall fixtures.
Drawing from the historic foundations of Murano glass, the pair also uses brass and stainless steel tubes to redefine what Italian lighting fixtures can be. Their latest line, the Mondrian, is inspired by the Dutch master with simple lines and orthogonal shapes of glass and metal.
I find the beauty of their work is the combination of the rich historic foundation of Murano glass and the clean-lined modernism of simple materials to create original designs.