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Aureliano Toso

Aureliano Toso - Venetian craftsmanship

The roots of Aureliano Toso are on Murano. Known for the high quality glass works, the Venetian island is a center of Italian craftsmanship.

Aureliano Toso lamps manage to combine tradition and modernity. The Derby lighting collection for example, introduces its unusual design as well as its high quality in terms of workmanship and materials.

The innovative approach of Aureliano Toso lamps also highlights the Air Lights series. Unusual forms and cool design makes it to an eye-catcher especially in modern homes.

LightingDeluxe offers different lights of the Italian tradition manufacturer. 

To preserve the ancient mysteries, which developed around the glassblowing techniques over the centuries, the rulers of Venice issued a decree according to which all the furnaces were moved to the island of Murano in the north-west of the city. Officially this was done for fire protection reasons, unofficially but all rulers of Europe were interested in the glassblowing techniques and so they had to be protected. The glassblowers of Murano were forbidden under pain of severe penalties disclosure.

Until the 15th century, the glass artfully crafted became one of the main sources of income of the lagoon city. Due to their fragility, only very few pieces have survived the centuries. Nowadays usually only still lives show the special glass works of the Renaissance. However, the unique quality of that, clear glass "Cristallo" lives on in the work of Aureliano Toso.

In numerous schools, museums and art studios, the glass art is preserved by the Government of Italy. Besides Bohemia, which is now internationally renowned for its crystal-glass work and where even the famous manufacturer Swarovski has its roots, only Murano has a similar status.

The Italian Leucos Group recognized the potential of Aureliano Toso and incorporated the traditional manufacturer into an own corporate network. Thanks overlap in clientele and similar standards of quality and production, this step was logical. Founded in 1962, the manufacturer Leucos can look back on an equally long history as Aureliano Toso. Both companies are also available for the island of Murano and maintain the important heritage today together and develop it with modern designs further, without forgetting the high standards of quality and craftsmanship.

LightingDeluxe offers a wide range of high-quality lamps by Aureliano Toso, which still impresses with the special elegance that Murano glass work has always been. The Italian manufacturer offers modern designer lamps with classical influences.

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