All of this, however, omits the most traditional room dividing element of them all… the humble wall. One of the problems with using a wall to divide two inter-linking areas, however, is that it needs a door. And doors can often be a fly in the ointment to a striking feature wall – an unfortunate break in the lucidity of one’s spatial pleasure.
As the last furnace permitted in Venice, Orsoni is understandably proud of its history and heritage, and has celebrated the fact with other glass-fusion fans by turning the furnace into a tourist attraction. Along with offering tours of the facility, Orsoni has turned the rooms where the gold plates used to be kept into a luxury guest room, filled with the furnace’s famous gold mosaic tiles on all sides.
In efforts to provide a mesmeric and uninterrupted material display of Orsoni’s gold and silver shades of Venetian smalti, a Brezza vertical-pivot door and an Alba door with concealed hinges and a compassionately-visible extruded handle, both from Linvisible, have added to the effect.