The charming story of Barovier&Toso started in 1295 in Murano (Venice, Italy) where the company has been established and is still based: it was when the first Barovier was mentioned as glass master in official documents about the emerging art of glass blowing.
This story has continued from generation to generation, overcoming wars, eras, styles and tastes unscathed, with an ability for transformation and innovation that only passion and dedication can instil. Angelo the Great and his “Venetian Crystal” around 1450, Ercole and his inventions and designs in the 20th Century: separated by five hundred years, they were so similar in their brilliance and sensitivity as to understand the change that their respective periods imposed in order to pass on an art to this day and age.
Even today, Barovier&Toso interprets the tastes of the period by combining the glass tradition of its forefathers with trends and innovations in style and technology. In doing so, it enhances the life and the emotions of those who know how to capture the nuances of “beauty”. The company mission is to create high-end decorative lighting solutions – both classic and contemporary – that are timeless masterpieces unique for design, exquisite manufacture, technology fused with creativity, to inspire true emotions, positive feelings and special atmosphere.
This is why the most important luxury brands all around the world choose Barovier&Toso for their interior designs: hotels (Four Seasons, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Hilton, Bulgari, boutique hotels), flagship stores (Dolce&Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Blancpain, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre), corporate offices and also public spaces or important buildings.
Barovier&Toso usually supports the clients’ ideas and briefings with a full consulting service since the very first steps of the project to the finalization of the product. Alternatively, Barovier&Toso suggests lighting solutions designed on client’s needs.
Experiencing Barovier&Toso is a continuous emotion, which originates from seven hundred years of history that are skilfully nurtured in an ongoing reinventive process.
Lighting products are manufactured in accordance with the EEC quality standards and security regulations. The majority of Barovier&Toso products have been approved by the most important product safety certification organizations.