The blown glass is handcrafted in the traditional balloton process with a metal mold for a cross-relief effect.
“Monofiori breaks with tradition in 1970 and then does it again in 2016. But its essence remains the same: it looks soft, but it’s not; it’s glass. The optical illusion of Monofiori by VENINI lies in its name: Balloton, a special technique that lends a unique matelassé effect to the surface. The piece is handcrafted using traditional metal molds and adorned with a hot-applied line in contrasting colours on the top of the narrow neck, for a finishing touch that makes a difference.”