Enlighten the Art



In 1956 a young neon bender, Lauro Piaia, my father, decided to start his own business.
Neonlauro was born as a family-run neon and sign workshop in San Vendemiano, where in the early fifties the neon bending technology developed rapidly, thanks to an extraordinary manual mastery, wide-spread and established in this part of Italy.
After almost 60 years, we’re still based here, in the hills behind Venice. Even if the firm has grown and passed through the first generational shift, we still consider ourselves as a genuinely artisan concern. And that reflects in our work, in the deep knowledge on materials, the attention to details and the curiosity to chase after new ideas. Until they become objects. Starting out from the hands. Working with artists represents for us the natural development of our working philosophy and a continuous challenge that moves us forward.

At the beginning there was only neon. Over the years the company has expanded and acquired a variety of processing and skills, in order to respond to the market needs. Now we normally work with LED, fluorescent lamps and other light sources, polycarbonate, methacrylate, abs, vinyl, aluminum, steel, brass, iron.

Basically working with light, we believe that each light source or material in general has a proper application. We are committed to a design process that begins with careful analysis of the client’s needs and objectives, to find the correct answer.

Neon is our first love and we struggle for its survival. We strongly believe in its beauty and will continue to support and promote any action that aims to find new application for neon light.

We worked with

Matteo Attruia
Matteo Basilè
Wolfgang Berkowski
Pier Paolo Calzolari
Ali Cherri
Matteo Cibic
Mohamed El Baz
Seamus Farrell
Claire Fontaine
Laurent Grasso
Mohssin Harraki
Joseph Kosuth
Marcello Maloberti
Sanna Marander
Federica Marangoni
Fondazione Merz
Marzia Migliora
Marco Milan
Ivan Navarro
Maria Papadimitriou
Antonio Piccirilli
Younès Rahmoun
David Renggli
Anna Scalfi Eghenter
Marco Scifo
Tavares Strachan
Martin Pascal Tayou
Nico Vascellari
James Webb
Lorenzo Vitturi

We worked for

21er Haus, Wien
Acca Gallery, Melbourne
Amfar, New york
Arco, Madrid
Art Basel, Basilea/Miami/Hong Kong
Art First, Bologna
Art for the World, Milano/Geneve
Art Institute of Chicago
Artissima, Torino
Bibliotèque Nationale de France, Paris
Casa Encendida, Madrid
Christie’s, London
Council of state, Den Haag
Edinburgh International Fetival, Edinburgh
Fiac, Paris
Fluxum, Geneve
Fondazione Kadist, Paris
Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia
Fondazione Volume, Roma
Galleria Almine Rech, Paris/Bruxelles
Galleria Anna Schwartz, Sidney/Melbourne
Galleria Ben Brown, London
Galleria Dorothea Van Der Koelen, Venezia/Mainz
Galleria Gmurzynska, Zurich
Galleria Juana De Aizpuru, Madrid
Galleria Kargl, Wien
Galleria Imane Fares, Paris.
Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano/Napoli
Galleria Maggiore, Bologna
Galleria Paola Colombari, Milano
Galleria Sean Kelly, New York
Galleria Sprueth Magers, London/Berlin
Galleria Vistamare, Pescara
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hangar Bicocca, Milano
Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
Hotel Des Arts, Toulon
Kunst Halle, Sankt Gallen
La Biennale di Venezia
Louvre, Paris
MAC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille
Macro, Roma
Maison Rouge, Paris
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museo Bilotti, Roma
Museo Coleccao Berardo, Lisbon
Palazzo Bembo, Venezia
Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia
Palazzo Zenobio, Venezia
Plart, Napoli
Sotheby’s, London, New York, Paris
Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh
T.A.M.A., Athens

Our Clients

3 Store
ABC Caffè
Aeroporto di Treviso
Aeroporto di Venezia
Banca Intesa
Banco Popolare Di Verona e Novara
Bipop Carire
Birra Castello
Breda Caffè
Bristot Caffè
Caffè Carraro
Caffè Vero
Cassa Di Risparmio Del Veneto
Chateau D’Ax
Credito Cooperativo Delle Prealpi
Dersut Caffè
Diemme Caffè
Excelsior Caffè
Goppion Caffè
Julius Meinl
Kiribiri Caffè
La Coloniali
Martini e Rossi-Grey Goose
Miko Coffee
Think Pink
Tonino Lamborghini
Veneta Nastri