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Gordiola by Moncada Boutique

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Gordiola by Moncada Boutique
The art of glass-blowing, the incredible expertise and skills in working it, is the most precious value of Gordiola´s artistic tradition since 1719

Gordiola´s tradition started as told in the early 1700´s when the first Gordiola came from Catalonia to Majorca in partnership with Blas Rigal and started setting up their glassmaking talents. Around 1740 once master Blas Rigal was over70 years old, Gordiola decided to bring to Majorca one of his sons who had been working in Murano as a studentof the Barrovier Family one of the most important names in glass tradition in Murano. That ment he was prepared to produce "very good things" out of glass.

In the following years the style became more simple as it was addapted to the Majorcan Palaces, and at the same time the production increased considerabily. The articles produced in that period were of common use. After those years Gabriel Gordiola Carreras (1816-1862) took the control of the company, he can be considered as the real creator of the "Gordiola Glassware", he changed the conservatory ideas taken in the past years. He was an innovator and began to develop something different dreaming about giving glass uses outside of the kitchens. The industrial revolution started then, Europe surrended the innovators, but Gordiola decided to go on with it´s traditional style, and also those days, Gordiola´s first glassware objects arrived to the american market, even the doors of Europe were opened to Gordiola´s products in the early 1900. The tourists arrived in Majorca those days became the most efficient propagators of Gordiolas glassware. Gordiola combined the traditional style of blowwing glass with an industrial plant developed to attend the needs of the industrial revolution. Those days were complicated, but the majorcan glassware style was keept at very high standards.

It´s in 1929 when Gordiola decided to cocentrate on his old tradition style leaving industrial idees behing and started introducing also new colours, mantained till the date and signature of the brand.

In the last fifty years Gordiola has had a great development, and it´s works have reached all over the wolrld, it is also a reference in art glass in Europe, you can have a walk in Paris or London and you can see their products in the most prestigious shop windows.

Nowadays Daniel Aldeguer Gordiola is the one assigned to carry on with Gordiola´s tradition.

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