My works, challenging the laws of physics, find a balance never seen before between bold shapes and delicate transparencies … a metaphor of a life that is not satisfied with perfection…
He was born in Venice on 14 October 1949. He started to work glass when he was just 10 years old, learning from the great master Livio Seguso.
At the age of 16, Fulvio Scarpa gave him his first job as a master glass-maker. In 1979, he founded Filigrana srl, a corporation with artistic vocation in line with the increasingly authoritative Paolo Crepax, which made a name for itself on the market of artistic glass thanks to its elegant creations made of filigree, drawn with fire and forged by passion.
In 1985, a panel of illustrious Master Glass-makers (such as Alfredo Barbini, Archimede Seguso, Ermanno Nason and Silvio Seguso) celebrated his talent by presenting him with the prestigious “Murano Award” for his plate “Homage to Mirò”.
The collaboration with the painter Riccardo Shwarizer confirmed his artistic talent, resulting in Crepax winning the “Murano Award” the following year as well.
The acknowledgments and awards obtained by Crepax throughout the world, from New York to Paris, from Dusseldorf to Barcelona, are just as important.
Hence, Crepax made a name for himself in Murano as a Master Glass-maker with a passion for design and fashion, boasting important collaborations in the world of furnishing accessories.
His last creation is particularly amazing: a set of vases that, defying the laws of physics, find a never-before-seen balance between bold shapes and delicate transparencies… a metaphor for a life that is not satisfied with perfection.
Nowadays, thanks to its execution and creativity, it is recognized as one of the few masters who still love this art and work with passion.