Gallotti&Radice was the first company in Italy, right from the early seventies, to promote their love for the studio and the use of glass within furniture arrangements. Other people and companies later followed suit. This fact, presently and only naturally provides an advantage, but at the same time, also signifies a sense of responsibility in light of culture and specifically, design. Gallotti&Radice is aware of this, and has presently assumed the task and role of continuing, keeping alive, the development of “genuine” glass designs. Glass, which is simultaneously extremely fragile and strong, transparent and unchangeable, light and enduring, must be tackled, by those designing architectural arrangements, with sincere respect and careful handling, with authentic poetry (which is true creativity as the Greek etymon confirms) and with intense discipline, with patience, reverence, tenacity. With love.
Glass and associated workmanship The term glass become commonly used to indicate extremely high quality glass panels, with flat surfaces which are perfectly specular. The “float” process is used: the fused glass is drained from the oven into a watertight float. The glass floats on the liquid surface and levels out until it becomes a strip with parallel aspects.
Gallotti&Radice, with its vast experience working with glass, adopts various techniques and technologies when producing semi-finished goods which are subsequently used to achieve the end products. Two different production lines, one highly industrialised and one focusing on handcraftsmanship associated with traditions, characterise the Gallotti&Radice work cycles: on one hand, production achieved using high-level technologies and sophisticated automated mechanisms (water jet cutter, industrial grinder, sheet tempering, cleaning and translucency procedures) enable the achievement of modular and multiple components, square and simple shape sheets for serial and standard products. Keeping the tradition alive with protocols with a handcrafted feel in order to offer a customised service, providing sought after forms, exclusive solutions, relying on the experience amassed throughout the years, where expert hands work the glass with care and knowledge transforming it into a design product.