Mr. Antonio Da Ros (1936-2012) graduated in 1957 from the Istituto Superiore di Arti Decorative ‘Carmini’ in Venice, getting the title of Professor in Decorative Arts and Architecture. mIn 1958, he started working with the glass factory Gino Cenedese (then Ars Cenedese Murano). The presence of Mr. Da Ros remained a permanent feature in the glass factory Cenedese, always working in close co-operation with the glass master craftsmen. Under his art direction, the factory developed various decorative lines of contemporary design, always at the highest standard. First, with the stylised forms with submersion of colored glass; in more recent years, with the technique of ‘scavo’ glass (a particular finish of the glass, looking like glass brought to light from archaeological excavations) an important decorative line was introduced in various new creations, all of which of great appeal for the simplicity of the lines, the preciousness of the material and the modernity of the colors.
His last works were a return to the traditional Murano techniques of hand-blown glass, but re-interpreted with a contemporary sensibility; such as the ‘Venice dreams’ collection, as well as ‘Venezia I’ and ‘Venezia II’ collections.