Murano is an island off Venice, Italy, which is world-renowned for its glass art and the craftsmanship behind it. In 1291, the Italian government decided, due to the risk of fire, that the glassblowers could only work on the island of Murano. In the past 700 years, everything from the glass bottle to the mirror was invented by Murano glassblowers.
However, Murano is far more than just a beautiful island. Being a Murano glassblower is a special certification and a stamp of quality in itself. It typically takes 7-10 years to become a Murano glassblower and is thus reserved for the very best.
Read more about visiting Murano island here
What are Murano lamps?
Murano lamps are handmade by Italian glassblowers from Murano or the area around Murano. They are characterized by their colorful glass, patterns and special shape. At Copenhagen Venice, we exclusively curate original Murano lamps as well as special interior objects.
Read about special characteristics of Murano here
How are the Murano lamps produced?
Our Murano table, ceiling and wall lamps are inspired by old tradition from or around the Murano area. Maestros are called glassblowers and their craft has been passed down through many generations. There are many glass techniques, but the Italian glassblowers from Murano keep their glass technique and craftsmanship close to the body, but as with other glass, it is first heated, then shaped.
How does Murano glass get its color?
In the working process of shaping a glass lamp, minerals are added. They are what give the glass its beautiful colour. In between, both gold and silver are used to form patterns in the different layers of glass on both lamps, bonbonniere and other glass objects.
Who is Copenhagen Venice?
At Copenhagen Venice, we specialize in curating original Murano lamps and other interiors. We have been collecting Murano glass for many years and love finding unique Murano lamps. The aesthetic expression, the fantastic craftsmanship and the functionality are just some of what drives us.
You can read more about us here
How do I find your showroom?
Visit our showroom at
Prags Boulevard 43, 2300 Copenhagen.
Our showroom is located on the urban Amagerbro and can be easily accessed by car (parking at the door). If you use public transport, we are within walking distance of Amagerbro metro station and several bus lines. We look forward to your visit!
Also by appointment.
See map here
If you pay online via our webshop www.copenhagenvenice.com, you can pay with Mobilepay, PayPal, Visa/Dankort, Maestro or MasterCard.
In the showroom we accept Mobilepay and cash payments.
What are your return policies?
If you shop at our webshop, you have a 14-day right of return. Objects purchased in our showroom cannot be returned.
When you receive your order, we have packed it in an environmentally friendly cardboard box that is produced from recycled materials and is plastic-free. We pack your order with biofill made from corn-based starch. Copenhagen Venice ensures that your purchase arrives safely and completely.
We send insured with a tracking number and you can follow your order from the time we send it until you have it in your hands. We primarily ship with Postnord, some objects may, however, be shipped with another carrier due to size/weight.
As soon as your order is packed, you will receive an email from Copenhagen Venice with all the necessary information
The vast majority of all orders are dispatched within 24 hours.
At Copenhagen Venice we curate and sell vintage glass objects that require particularly careful handling - and we always take care when packaging your order. The shipping price depends on each individual object and is visible before you complete your order online.
- Some glass objects as well as mirrors/furniture are only available by collection in our showroom. Address: Prags Boulevard 43, showroom 5017. 2300 Copenhagen S.
Which bulb should I use for my lamp?
You can easily use LED bulbs and even Philips Hue for your vintage Murano lamp. The lamps have an E14 or E27 socket, and we recommend 25 watts for table lamps and 40 watts or 60 watts for ceiling lamps.
Which lamp should I choose?
If you are in doubt about which lamp to choose, we are available in our showroom or online via firstname.lastname@example.org. We have lamps for different rooms and needs, and we help you find the right size, shape and color if you are in doubt.
What is a Murano mushroom lamp?
If you don't already know about the iconic mushroom lamp, you have something very special waiting for you. In the 1960s/70s, the mushroom-shaped lamp was born and in recent years it has really become sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts. The design was developed by Murano glassblowers and the lamp was blown out of one piece of glass - most recognizable is the model from the brand Murano Vetri with a swirl pattern.
Read more about Murano mushroom lamps here
Read about the rarest designs here
What is swirl?
It is perhaps the most iconic thing about the Murano lamps that Copenhagen Venice curates. Swirl is a mouth blown pattern that winds through the glass and is a difficult technique for glassblowers to master. The technique was primarily used on Murano in the 1960s/70s and is today a rare craft only a few of the glassblowers possess. You can often feel the structure of the lamp's swirl if you let your hands slide over the glass and it has a vivid expression in daylight.
Where can I see the Murano lamps?
You are always welcome in our showroom in Copenhagen. If you do not have the opportunity to visit us physically, we are happy to help you online.
Address: Prags Boulevard 43, 2300 Copenhagen S.
What is a ceiling?
Are you looking for a ceiling lamp which sits close to the ceiling and does not require too much space or ceiling height, but still brings something extra your decor, a Murano ceiling lamp is an obvious choice. A ceiling lamp is flat on the back and can therefore be mounted directly on the ceiling or wall. It is especially popular for the entrance hall, bathroom or bedroom. At Copenhagen Venice we love ceiling lamps and always have a large selection in different designs, shades and sizes. As you may have already discovered, we also have many different Murano table lamps in stock.
We look forward to hearing from you..