“Fatto a Mano”, meaning hand-made inis hand-made in Tiroler Glashütte, at Riedel’s headquarters in Austria, this new stemware collection bears the typical attributes of a Riedel product: varietal specific, thin blown, unadorned, and standing tall on slender stems.
“Fatto a Mano” combines the sophistication of handmade glass in the style of the ancient Venetian tradition with the very latest 21st century glass making technology, using fully automated machine-blown techniques.
The ancient, colorful Venetian glass making tradition inspired and ignited the thought process and lead the way towards the required design, where the stem and base would be made by hand and the bowl blown by machine. Together, with Riedel‘s very talented Tyrolean glass makers, Riedel tried, tested and experimented until they had perfectly mastered the Venetian puzzle. They discovered how to build the multi-coloured stems by hand and how to fuse, in the hot stage, the bowl to the colored stem.
With its hand-made stem and base, “Fatto a Mano” combines the crafts of the past with today’s technologically-advanced, machine blown techniques