Napoleone Martinuzzi

Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977), sculptor, designer and entrepreneur, Napoleone Martinuzzi is the father of one of the most revolutionary materials in twentieth-century glass: the "pulegoso." Descended from a family of Murano masters, he studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and Rome. From 1908 he participated in the exhibitions of the Secessionist season at Ca' Pesaro, until 1920. The association with comes in the following years, and in 1925 Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Venini & C. was born, of which Martinuzzi became a partner and artistic director.