Barovier e Toso
Barovier e Toso was formed in 1936, after the merger of the Barovier Company and Ferro Toso’s furnaces. Ercole Barovier remained with the studio and continued to produce works that are considered today to be truly special and rare. Some of the more modern improvements to Barovier e Toso are credited to Angelo Barovier, the equally creative son of Ercole, who inherited the company in 1960. Angelo’s approach to managing the business also meant maintaining a connection to the constant changes, or improvements in glassmaking techniques, and displaying the ability to think creatively, to redesign older pieces or product customized designs to match the clients’ needs. Under his direction, Barovier e Toso adapted and took on modernized approaches while remaining heavily connected to tradition. They are now regarded as one of the largest and most reliable glassmaking firms, and can be found in art and fashion studios, hotels, or highly influential spaces around the world.