About Us:  Genninger Studio


A veritable explosion of color and light, Genninger Studio reflects more then two decades of design by Leslie Ann Genninger, a young “adopted” Venetian whose creations in Murano Glass delight connoisseurs around the world. Her design studio and gallery are located in the heart of Venice, Italy, in the picturesque Campiello Barbaro, between the Guggenheim Museum and La Salute Church. In this new location, after 12 years in Palazzo Contarini Michiel on the grand Canal, Leslie charms her clientele with an extraordinary collection of Murano glass jewelry, elegantly hung Venetian Cesendeli chandeliers, stunning hand blown goblets, hand cut mirrors and unique glass sculpture.

Leslie works on the Island of Murano, along side some of the most highly skilled glass masters in the world. She incorporates into her designs some of the most difficult Murano glass blowing techniques, along with color secrets that date back over 1000 years. Some of her beads have been likened to miniature Jackson Pollock-type canvases, her jewelry to Peggy Guggenheim-esque jewels, her goblets to post-modern wine connoisseur delights, and her elegant cesendelli chandeliers to the eternity lamps found in Byzantine and Roman Period churches and synagogues throughout Venice.

Since 1994 Leslie has participated as gallerist and artist at SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York Sculpture Object and Functional Art expositions that are considered to be some of the most prestigious juried invitational art expositions in the world. Genninger Studio has been featured in many international journals, prestigious magazines and award winning travel guides such as The International Herald Tribune Journal, Bon Appetit, Southern Accent, Orient Express, Panorama, Tatler, Baila, Crea, Nikita and Glass Magazines, and Susy Gershman’s “Born to Shop Italy”, Frommer’s, Fodor’s “Venice and the Veneto”, Barrie Kerper’s “The Collected Traveler Venice”, Time Out “Venice Guide", Pocket Italia, AA Guide, and Sandra Gustafson’s “Great Sleeps Italy.

Leslie feels privileged to have among her most valued clients some of the leading design and art museums in the world such as The Smithsonian institute in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Art and Design in New York City, The Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Tacoma Glass Museum and The Belvedere Museum in Washington State, and The Venetian Glass Museum in Otaru, Japan.

Leslie prides in working directly with her esteemed private collectors in designing not only mirrors, chandeliers, goblets and sculpture for their homes, offices and hotels but also custom made jewelry for their special occasions and everyday entertainment and working attire.  Often when she is not entertaining them in Venice she is working directly with them in their private homes or work sites, or meeting them at international art glass exhibitions.  Listed among her preferred clients are numerous international art collectors and glass art enthusiasts, as well as The Cipriani Hotel in Venice - considered one of the top 10 hotels in the world, for her cesendelli lighting; Elton John for both his cufflink and glass sculpture collection; Ivana Trump for her unique goblet collections, chandeliers and mirrors; the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for their entire collection of Venetian glass mirrors and chandeliers, and the Venetian in Las Vegas for their famous Venetian rulli windows.

Genninger Studio
Dorsoduro 364
Campiello Barbaro
30123 Venezia

"New location" as April 2010

Telephone and Fax: 0039 041 5225565
Telephone and Fax from the U.S.: 01139 041 5225565

Genninger Studio's hours:
Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sundays from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
We are also open by appointment and welcome individuals as well as large and small groups.

For those planning a visit to Venice see “Leslie’s Venice” for printable map and suggestions.  “Se vedemo a Venezia!!!”