Lisa Spinelli and Paulo DeLima, the artistic forces between Studio Bel Vetro, a custom-made glass lighting studio, met in a rather fairy-tale-worthy manner. Lisa recalls, "I was taking a glassblowing class and Paulo nonchalantly walked into the studio. It turned out he was the studio manager there and also a teacher. It was love at first sight."
Fast forward a few years, and Lisa and Paulo's beautifully blown chandeliers and pendants now grace a number of upscale residences and businesses, including the W Hotels and Guess, Inc. Lisa started her career as a professional ballet dancer and spent time as a photographer before finding her calling with Studio Bel Vetro. Paulo has been blowing glass for 10 years, and has taught this art extensively. The duo recently gave me a peek at their amazing work, and chatted with me about their amazing lighting designs.