LATTIMI - "a type of opaque white glass obtained by adding a large amount of minuscule crystals to the melting glass.
The crystals changed the index of refraction, thus giving the glass mass a milky appearance. With this type of glass, already used during his work at the Cappellin glassworks (1926–31), Carlo Scarpa designed a series of elegant geometrically-shaped glass items, which met with success at the Venice Biennale and at the Milan Triennale in 1936."
The exhibition curated by Marino Barovier being held in the Stanze del Vetro (“Glassware Rooms”) on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice has proved so popular with visitors it will run until 6 January 2013. This is an excellent result for this design, cataloguing and display project, the first in an exceptionally lengthy programme devoted to the lagoon’s historic Venini glass-making concern, with two exhibitions to be held each year until 2021. “Abitare” asked Marta Laudani to comment on this remarkable collection of vases designed by Carlo Scarpa in his long period of “self-imposed exile” in Murano between 1932 and 1947.