What is your idea of perfection in life?
I have worked with glass my entire life. It is truly an important part of who I am, and it is the passion that drives me forward to search for new possibilities. Glass has made me who I am, because it has given me opportunities that I never thought I would have. Through glass I've met people from all over the world. Many have enriched my life with their experiences, thoughts, ideas and ways of living. I am truly grateful to life for what I have received, and especially for my family with whom I have shared my entire journey. For these reasons, I can say that my passion for glass, along with the memorable times spent travelling, and with my family, make "perfection in life". These things are especially enhanced when combined with a good glass of wine, good food, good music and the enjoyment of the company of old friends.
Describe your perfect evening.
The perfect evening for me is spending time with family and friends , simple food , great wine and enjoying the atmosphere.
Where is the most beautiful sky you've ever seen?
My house overlooks the Venetian lagoon. From its windows, I can look at the sky every day. Every moment is different:
-Before dawn, with light still reflecting over the waters of the lagoon
-The dawn's light that illumines the world.
-The colors of the sunset, with all its shades of red.
-The grays that collect before a storm.
I do not know which to choose, I am passionate about the entire chromatic array, for it binds me to my beloved island.
Which city at night best incarnates perfection in life?
Each city I've visited has given something special to me, leaving such a profound mark that I cannot even determine which stands out the most. I've taken something from each of these places. And, I continue to wait for the next, certain that it will surprise me just as much.
Describe the most touching moment in your life.
Teaching how to create with glass has changed my life. Every person I've met has gifted me with something. And, to each of them, I hope to have something to give in return. These experiences were not always positive, but they have all certainly influenced me in a meaningful way.