GREEN GLASS FROM EMPOLI
Green glass from Empoli is synonymous with art that survives over time, becoming a highly sought-after luxury object. This tradition was born, as is often the case, out of the practical necessity to store the local production of Chianti wine, but then became a trade of historical importance.
The characteristic color that this glass assumes while being processed is a beautiful natural green, which the material assumes due to the high percentage of iron oxide present in the sands of the neighboring rivers and the Tyrrhenian coast in general.
The various objects for everyday use such as flasks, cruets, glasses, vases and their artistic reinterpretations are all works of high craftsmanship.
Still made today by employing the classic methods and glass processing tools, these objects are at the center of our reportage.
In Empoli – Tuscany – the series of documentaries about the master artisans of our country continues, curated by Eligo and produced by FrameDealer.