Venini glassmakers on Custom Line yachts by Ferretti Group

Vases and lamps in Venini glass complete the interiors of the new 40’ and 130’ Custom Line models

21 November 2023 | by Redazione

The long standing glassmakers, Venini, founded in Venice in 1921, have confirmed their partnership with the Custom Line brand, part of the Ferretti Group, working on the latest yachts presented during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show and Cannes Yachting Festival. A pairing that celebrates the common values of these two Italian businesses, meaning their heritage, their artistry and the uniqueness of their products.

The interior of the Custom Line 140’ and the Custom Line 30’ set the scene for the Venini vases and lights, still handmade today by master glassmakers in the furnaces of Venice, and a part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum and MOMA in New York, of Fondation Cartier in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as the Gallerie dell’Accademia of Venice.


The 140’ flagship of Custom Line, a combination of advanced engineering and knowledge, was designed both inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski Design, in partnership with Margherita Casprini and the Custom Line Atelier for the interiors, the owner’s suite, the forwards decks and living room, all decorated with Deco vases by Venini, with their circle-covered surfaces recalling the movement of ripples of water, as well as single stem Balloton vases, with their matelassé glass, and marine tones of aqua and blue. The dining area is decorated with Tiara Balloton vases, that create geometric optical illusions with their many facets, while the VIP cabin is home to soft, sinuous Labuan and Idria vases, inspired by the East.

The staircase of the central lobby, the connection between the main deck and the upper and lower levels, is illuminated by Rotondo hanging lamps (design by Peter Marino), created using a “layered” technique: the master glassmaker pours the hot glass, mixing colourful ribbons with it, enveloping the geometric spaces of the glass, creating beautiful, luminous vortices, with a singular effect created by the contrast between the transparency beneath the colourful additions to the glass, creating a warm and expressive atmosphere.


The Navetta 30 by Custom Line, designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel studio and Filippo Salvetti, combines traditional nautical architecture with natural, precious and luminous materials. The blue colour, metaphor for the sea, is prevalent, and can be seen in all the details and cabinetry. The colours of Venini’s Art Glass and Light Glass collections are customised, to work in harmony with the limited edition collection, Pyros designed by Emmanuel Babled (each piece is numbered and dated), with surfaces reminiscent of action painting, Coccio vases, Murrine and Tiara in the owner’s cabin.

Only one small, yet precious part, of Venini’s excellence, with their museum hosting a collection of 45,000 drawings, 10,000 photos and 4000 works of art: making it one of the most precious historical archives in modern and contemporary glassmaking.


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