Sir B.F. Signoretti

Our Founder, Mr. Bruno Fusato Signoretti and the glass horse sculpture made by Pino SignorettoB.F. Signoretti Founder, Sir Bruno Fusato Signoretti, created our Factory starting from the past but with a look into the future.

Neither could have been otherwise, as Sir Bruno himself represented the purest and meaningful Venetian taste through his person and his work. A philosophy of life and a boundless love for the deep traditions of the Serenissima Republic, a culture born among the canals or emerging from the fog of the past like a dream. A tradition developing in the civilization and spreading emotions and culture throughout the world.

Sir Bruno Fusato “Signoretti” descended from one of the oldest and most prestigious families in Venice. Since XV century it was composed of an uninterrupted lineage of gondoliers, named “Signoretti”, as they were always gentle in the affections and friendships, as well as they worked with dignified elegance and behavior. The traces of Fusato date back to 1447, when they followed the commander Bartolomeo Colleoni to Venice from Bergamo.

The traditional art of rowing, the love for Venice and the family reputation were handed down over the centuries. In more recent times it Sir Bruno Fusato’s grandfather (Vincenzo “Cencio” Signoretti) was chosen by the Kaiser for his trips around the lagoon and the father Luigi “Gigio Signoretti” was the official gondolier either of Princess Margaret and Her Majesty Elizabeth II during their visits to Venice.

Sir Bruno Fusato started from his early age the traditional craft of his ancestors and was soon known and appreciated as a landmark in the tourism sector, demonstrating out of ordinary business abilities.

In 1986 Sir Bruno Fusato purchased a disused factory on Murano Island, he restructured it and started production, exhibition and sale activities of glass works of art, handicraft masterpieces  designed by the most renowned custodians of this ancient art.

The deep bond with the city led Fusato family to recover the ancient folk traditions and the cooperation with the municipal council and local authorities.

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