The business man, the artist, the person.
work, Luigi Cattelan says, "I am not an artist. I'm just
someone who works with glass."
glass and bead making is not a novelty but rather a way of life.
It's in his blood, his culture, his ancestry, and it's in his economy
where he has lived his whole life - in Murano - the island
where the art of blowing glass originated approximately 500 years ago.
He has since launched the chevron bead back into the Italian and African markets. Using the compositions of glass from the S.V.C., as well as from his grandfather and great-grandfathers, Luigi is the only remaining Muranese who continues to produce chevron beads. And if that's not enough, where "another man's junk is another man's treasure", Luigi, while forging through old warehouses and factories on the island, has come upon many kilos of old and rare chevron cane, which he then makes into beads. It is these beads that remind him of the past... an innate appreciation and understanding that he values dearly... a respect to the memory of the Muranese glass masters who went before him.
Luigi also makes blown glass beads, lampworked candy beads, and blows small perfume bottles and vessels.