Zecchin-Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici 1932–1938
In 1932, the two Muranese partners of Paolo Venini—engineer Francesco Zecchin and the sculptor and designer Napoleone Martinuzzi—left the Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Venini & C. and founded their own company: Zecchin-Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici. Its production was directed by Martinuzzi who, inspired by the sculptural qualities of the Novecento movement, created large vessels in opaque glass, animals, and cactus in pasta vitrea and female nudes in massiccio glass. In some cases, the company also collaborated with Mario Romano and Giovanni Guerrini. Napoleone Martinuzzi left the company in 1936, and after two years Francesco Zecchin closed it for good.