I don't really quite remember how the Putti idea came. I was up at Pilchuck, and I conspired to get Pino Signoretto and Lino Tagliapietra to work together on the same piece—something that simply would never happen in Murano. So I made a design that Lino would blow, and Pino would make the Putti, and we would put them together… all these different ways that the Putti could look, sit, and play.
—Chihuly