Luciano Vistosi was born in Venice in 1931, he grew up on the island of Murano where his family owned a glass works which produced industrial products. When his father died in 1952 Luciano Vistosi ended his studies and together with his uncle Oreste and brother Gino, founded the new Vetreria Vistosi with the aim of creating products that were more design led. Vetreria Vistosi began working with some of the greatest designers of the time, including Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Vico Magistretti and Ettore Sottsass. Luciano Vistosi designs led to the creation of innovative new products, including the famous Onfale table light. Following the premature death of his uncle Oreste and brother Gino, Vetreria Vistosi was sold. Luciano Vistosi held his first one-man exhibition in 1968 at the Alfieri Gallery in Venice, and his first great sculptures were created in the glass work furnaces in the early 1970s. From that moment on Luciano Vistosi alternated the diverse techniques he had experimented with, resulting over the years in sculptures of blown glass and blocks of sculptured glass.