Oriano Favaretto was born in Treviso in 1956. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with master Emilio Vedova. He lives and works in the Venetian countryside which, with his human and natural presences, marks his inner and artistic formation.
The passion for Murano glass brings him closer to the legendary forge of angels where he collaborates with legendary names in the sector.
Among the numerous successes achieved in his career we point out some: 1981 – winner of the competition between Italian academies and winner of the scholarship to the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation; 1987 and 1992 – Murano prize, Guggenheim Peggy Collection and A.B.A .; 1993 – gold lamp award, s.i.i., Paris; 1997 winner of the prix d’excellence prize for the Polipò lamp of the year, Marie Claire.
Rural and visionary, poised between form and content, Favaretto ranges in the world of design by signing products for international companies and brands such as: Sylcom, Venini, Artemide, Cattelanitalia, Masiero, Demajo, Leucos, Porada, Bonaldo, Mastella, Vistosti, Linealight, Mastelladesign, Viabizzuno.
Currently, his works are exhibited at the Murano glass museum and in private collections.
The sea foam – or aphros in ancient Greek – from which the goddess Aphrodite was born materializes in the form of small glass sculptures full of charm, color and appeal. A delightful collection of blown-glass lighting fixtures proposed in hanging, wall and ceiling versions. The variety of shapes and colors attractively light up and reveal the beauty of the glass and play of contrasts on the smooth surface peppered with mini bubbles. Aphros is also proposed as a system for group compositions that can be adapted to the most wide-ranging design needs.