The year was 1981 and in the Venice’s heart, a few steps away from the famous Frari’s church, a man called Carlo Marega starts his own commercial enterprise in a really small shop of only 25 m2. At that time, the young Carlo - born in Murano’s island and strong from his artistic and cultural heritage - opens his shop’s doors with his own creations of some small and wonderful things of glass lampworking. He believes in Venice and its potentialities. In that years in Venice, Carlo is able to participate in the rebirth of the magical and famous festival called Carnival. Carlo’s business brings him to incentive his own activity, adding the masks on his collection; in this way he is able to extend his business and his artistic production. With the aid of pencils, Indian ink, gold and silver levees, precious lace, damask‘s fabric and other rich and special materials, in different styles and decoration the Venetian and ancient art of making the masks become again to live in our tradition thanks to Carlo’s hands. In his little small shop there are many shelves in which many masks from every kind of material and finely decorated are exhibited. Venice, The cosmopolitan town for excellence receive every day thousands of visitors. The business increases insomuch as Carlo feels the need to enlarge his spaces. Thus, in 1986, with his brother‘ support, Renzo, new graduate, Carlo opens his second store, a bigger point of sales in the shelter of San Marco‘s quare. The strict work education taught by his family and thanks to his business vendor will push Carlo to open the third and forth stores respectively in the San Rocco and San Toma’s area.The incessant work undertakes without any break, giving him a lot of satisfactions. Carlo‘ staff jack up in very fast way, keeping mainly a family corporate image. The styles and several techniques get improved.The precious unique and original creations are required in Italy and also abroad. Another shop opens the doors in the shelter of San Zaccaria. But this is not enough for restrain the sense of search and trial always alive in Carlo’s mind and heart. The push of launch a new and exciting creative path is really strong in Carlo’s mind. In 2005 come into the world Atelier Marega. Atelier Marega is a design studio in which fantasy, creativity and skills join up the history. In these areas high costume shop, faithful copies of the fashion of the Venetian 700 are molding from their learned hands of Leo and Silvia, skillful Atelier Marega’s costumers. Atelier Marega becomes a scintillating and multi-colored Kaleidoscope. Among sewing machines, colored sketches hang on the wall, Carlo’s dream takes shape: that is to say, creating a synergy between historical costumes and masks, two different too different, both having the same Venetian origins. Masks and costumes complement one another. A perfect bond that enchant the gaze and thought-provoking the curiosity of anybody who is closed to the shops, that take the name of Atelier Marega. The Venetian Carnival returns to be an amusement and pastime moment. Masks, disguise, play and sparks masked ball in famous and historical location get a pleasant passion. Marega Events Atelier Marega is not able to stop. In the meantime that Atelier Marega’s team has a lot of success in a continue realization of masks and costumes, Carlo finds another key to open a new door. In 2011 Marega Events born, the young cultural daughter of Atelier Marega. Marega Events is a company skilled in the event planning of several kinds: private events, theme parties, Gala’s dinners, masked balls, etc.The perfect venue for these kinds of events are noble and famous Venetian Palaces or other well-known hotel and place situated in the beautiful and magical Venice. In occasion of the Carnival 2013 Marega Events organizes a masked ball titled “ Venice, the Sea’s bride”. The masked ball takes place in the wonderful Palace Ca’ Zen’s frame, noble and historical residence. With the unexpected but deserved success, this becomes the leitmotif for the next carnival. The idea of creating a series of carnival balls which, while following the same line, are recreated year after year, enriched with fresh news. Carnival 2014 marks the beginning. Marega Events organizes the first Casanova’s masked ball, entitled"Casanova Grand Ball, Vices & Virtues." Pleasure, fun, taste. The guests stripped out of their modernity, have been playfully called to relive the splendor of a glorious past in an alternation of costumes, masks, music, dancing and sweet and savory dishes prepared according to the traditional Venetian cuisine. Marega Events Casanova Grand Ball. Marega Events, proud of the success achieved, announces for Carnival 2015, arrival of the second Great Ball of Casanova titled, "Casanova Grand Ball, Saint Valentine's Night, Love & Fire" which will be held at Palazzo Ca 'Zeno, during the most passionate night of the year: the night of Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015.
Cultural tour with an expert at Casa Museo di Carlo Goldoni (Home Museum of Carlo Goldoni) in Venice and mask-making demonstration at Atelier Marega
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