Orsoni, The True Gem of Venice
Fornace Orsoni is the last historic furnace in Venice that uses the same traits since 1888 to produce 24K gold leaf mosaics, colored gold and Venetian smalti. The Color Library, is a timeless environment that preserves more than 3,500 Venetian smalti of different tones and shades from which was born the famous panel by Angelo Orsoni. Years later Antoni Gaudí, was amazed with its beauty and decided to use Orsoni mosaics in the construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Since its beginning Orsoni has manufactured mosaics for the renovation of the St. Mark’s Basilica and still is the only furnace that can produce the “Oro San Marco” for the restoration. Orsoni, Venetian luxury mosaic producer realized several iconic buildings and projects such as: Trocadero and Le Sacre-Coeur in Paris, Saint Paul Cathedral in London, Rudolf Nureyev’s Tomb. "Orsoni, alongside with TREND Group, has been a member of Guggenheim Intrapresæ for 25 years thanks to the connection between the world of Art and the city of Venice, where both are situated. It is a great honor for Orsoni to support cultural and artistic activities, and it was a pleasure to contribute to the accomplishment of the first Lab room of the Museum where workshops for young “ fresh artists" are held by the connected with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection“ says Riccardo Bisazza, President of Orsoni.