Luca Nichetto was born in Venice in 1976, where his artistic skills were inspired by Murano’s famous glass industry, in which various members of his family worked. He studied at the Istituto Statale d'Arte of Venice before graduating in industrial design from the city’s IUAV University in 1998. The following year, he joined the renowned Salviati glassworks in Murano, where he went on to design products and work as a consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006 he opened his own multidisciplinary design studio in Venice, specialising in industrial design, product design and consultancy. Five years later he moved to Stockholm, where he opened a second studio which now works with brands and clients the world over, embracing every discipline of design. Each aspect of the Nichetto Studio’s work, which strives to achieve beauty through function, is infused with a profound understanding and deep-seated passion for industrial and artisan production processes.
Lunardelli Venezia is an outstanding family-run business which specialises in carpentry and furnishings. The atelier is open to ever-fertile joint ventures with those skilled in crafting items of great beauty (including Bevilacqua for fabrics, Salviati, Ercole Moretti and NasonMoretti for glass and lamps, Berta Battiloro for goldleaf…) and eclectic designers. The subject of territoriality is one of the cornerstones of the Lunardelli philosophy. Its works have tight bonds with the architecture of the Venetian lagoon. The company was founded in 1967 by Angelo Lunardelli: today, it’s his children Agnese and Sebastiano that are continuing the tradition with great passion and vision. The most iconic pieces include the Ca’ Pesaro oak stools and benches inspired by the ashlar of the renowned Venetian palace of the same name; the Carmini oak and handblown glass nut bowl (designed by Alberto Lago); the romantic Io e te glasses made for two, and the poetic Cupole, containers made of wood board and handblown glass (design by Marco Zito). An ode to the beauty of Venice, fusing tradition with experimentation and innovation.