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Genuine and traditional
Talking about the history of glass in Majorca means going back to the times of the Phoenicians, who settled along the coast in the 2nd century BC. and set up furnaces for working glass. With the superiority of glassmaking in Venice, design and technique were imported and glass from Majorca reached its heyday in the 18th century, with exports to European palace customers.
Glassblowing is a very ancient craft technique that requires great skill and absolute mastery. The glass is worked at very high temperatures and shaped with a blowtorch, from which almost magical shapes emerge. The craftsmanship and creativity of the craftsman are essential to create these wonderful artefacts. You can watch the creation of works in Majorca, Gordiola or Lafiore glassworks.
Glass craftsmanship has close ties with the Gordiola family, who have handed it down from generation to generation, with more traditional designs. Visit the Gordiola Glass Museum to learn about the history and technique of this craftsman tradition. Lafiore, on the other hand, offers a fusion between traditional blown glass and contemporary and avant-garde design.
ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THE MOST GENUINE AND ANCESTRAL MAJORCA FOLK ART
All the pieces made by the glass master craftsmen in the Majorca furnaces can be purchased in the same establishments, as well as in the island's shops and workshops. Each piece is handmade and it is almost impossible to find two identical pieces. Interior designers, architectural firms, shops... are looking for these exclusive designs to decorate their exhibition spaces.