Masterpiece opened its doors in 1938 with Carmine Desiderio. He was a profound connoisseur of the Capri’s tourism, and dedicated his life to the shop and all his passion to the customers from all over the world who were this made Masterpiece an undisputed stop while visiting the island.
It was this artworks that thirty years later gave the name to the store. During this period with Bruno Desiderio the store consolidated the clientele and it specialized in international shipping. In ’90s the activity was inherited by the son Romano. The activity evolved and changed from ceramic to Murano glass.
The change proved effective, in fact during this period Masterpiece consolidated relationships with many venetian glassmakers and artists which in many cases worked exclusively for the shop. At present the articles available in the store are a blend of Capri style taste and Venetian century old craftsmanship. Today the artworks furnish many houses and in some cases restaurants, yachts and hotels. Lately Masterpiece as opened another store in Anacapri, that Romano manages with precious help of his wife Cristina.