Dark times ahead for Cadmium

There are dark times ahead for Cadmium, which was also beloved of masters including Cézanne, Dali and Bacon.
Cadmium is one of six hazardous substances banned from use in Europe in electrical and electronic equipment
by the RoHS Directive, which was designed to protect human and environmental health. The RoHS Directive recognizes
cadmium as the most hazardous heavy metal; ten times more toxic than mercury or lead. Now the ban involves the
Glass shops based in Murano, the famous Venetian island and, by consequence, the color glass tubes used in the

Light Design for NY Landmark

A “Made in Italy” endless Stairway take the form at New York's Hudson Yard: Heatherwick Studio’s glimmering staircase monument, ‘Vessel,’ has topped out after eight months of construction at New York City’s Hudson Yards development. Consisting of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings, the sculptural public space has now reached its full height of 150 feet, which will allow it to offer sweeping views of Manhattan’s west side when it opens in early 2019.

Neon exhibition in Treviso

On the flick of a flurry of switches, a Neon artworks exhibition in Treviso (Northern Italy) lights up to reveal several bright neon artworks under the supervision of the Art Director Mr. Willy Montini. A 48-year-old artist Chrisitan Gobbo shows the every men’s need to establish a dialogue, shearing his words and thoughts.

Galleria Carlo Alberto, 34Carlo Alberto Rd., Treviso (Italy)
Open Tue. – Sat. 10.00 – 12.30 and 16.00 - 19,30. Sun. 16.00 - 19,30
(info@artetreviso.com), until April 15th 2018.

NEON TUBES : what exactly ends on 31st December 2018 ?

There has been quite some confusion and sometimes even panic among glass shops when talking about the expiration date of the current exemption for neon tubes filled with argon mixed with some mercury. “Why did ESF not apply for an extension of the exemption ?” was heard from companies that were not even member of ESF, through any affiliated national sign organization.