L’ISOLA in English means THE ISLAND. The idea behind the name is twofold: one,
because this showroom is intended to be ‘An Island in a Sea of Glass’, that is,
different from any other glass shop in Venice, and two, because it is directly
associated with the Carlo Moretti company which is situated on the Island of
Murano, often referred to by locals as ‘The Island’.
Designed by Paolo Martinuzzi in 1979 this Carlo Scarpa style showroom is well
known for its custom made iron and wood furnishings, unusually thick wooden
floorboards and exposed cable lighting system. It looks much like a high class
workshop where the raw materials used in its construction provide the ideal
setting for the elegant and refined products it displays.