( 1889 – 1974 )
Ercole Barovier is the son of Benvenuto Barovier.
Born in a family of glass making tradition , Ercole Barovier becomes artistic director of the “Vetreria Artistica Barovier et C” aged of 26 and become a partner in his father’s company aged of 30.
In 1936 Ercole became sole owner of his father’s company and organized a fusion with another famous glasswork S.A.I.A.R. Ferro Toso. The merger of the two companies creates a new name in 1942 : “Barovier et Toso”.
Ercole will maintain artistic direction of the new company until 1972.
Throughout his career, Ercole Barovier will not stop trying to invent new techniques and color combinations.
Barovier’s contribution to the revival of art glass is of paramount importance.