We are a specialist stained glass , making beautiful new designed windows for homes, churches, schools, and commercial buildings. We are experts at the repair and restoration of old and antique stained glass windows in churches, historic buildings and private homes .
The history of Grassi Vetrate Artistiche begins at the end of the 19th century when the founder Alessandro Grassi, is studying glass art in France earning a living at a workshop which specialised in the restoration of the stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral. He returns to Milan, two world wars change the face of the world, and the Grassi laboratory works, grows and develops. 1946 arrives and with the end of the Second World War the workshop reopens under the management of Florindo Grassi, Alessandro’s son. Florindo continues at the helm of the firm until 1957 when Florindo’s son Master Craftsman Alessandro Grassi (who currently heads the company) joins forces with his father at the reins of this extraordinary Artisan adventure.
Through the years Grassi Vetrate Artistiche of Milan has collaborated with the most distinguished Italian and foreign artists . Moreover, the firm has also worked in collaboration with prestigious architects.
On entering the Grassi ‘Bottega’ one senses a magical presence. Among the artisans bent over working the glass there is an extraordinary harmony of shape and colour everywhere. The Master Craftsman transmits his enthusiasm for his work to all who enter. He exudes passion in his detailed description of the techniques employed, in explaining their professional commitments, and in his attention to social and educational issues. After years of work there is no trace of fatigue nor of disappointment. It is only in this extraordinary mixture of passion for glass art and his work that one can understand the relationship that bonds Alessandro Grassi with the family business. Grassi Vetrate Artistiche produces stained glass today as it did a century ago, by always following the same ancient French tradition. Coloured glass of the very best quality is set in lead, soldered with tin, painted in grisaille and baked at a very high heat so that it will last for centuries.