Blown, polished, pressed glass, engraved and decorated glass often artistically enhanced with the murrina. from whichever angle one admires it-through its varying transparencies a quest for the highest quality, delicacy and brilliance of the objects, each one different from the next, and all hand-made, has distinguished the company Mandruzzato for over four decades. Since 1956 (when Luigi Mandruzzato founded the family company which was specialized in the decoration of lighting fixture glassware), the firm has pursued its ideals for new shapes and has thus brought mandruzzato to the forefront in the polishing sector. They are able to satisfy every individual request of their clientele. In 1965 there were some changes made when Gianfranco, son of Luigi Mandruzzato, ventured into the field of glass sculpting. After only two years he took over from his father, refining and improving engraving and polishing techniques and earned the opportunity of being able to model and finish pieces that the world famous artists Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, and others had created for the celebrated "Fucina degli Angeli".