Hans Peter Neidhardt was born in Germany in 1947. He studied architecture and design at the University of Venice. There he was influenced by the great glass designer Carlo Scarpa. After graduation, he continued at the University as a professor. In 1986, Neidhardt began to work with various Murano companies as a designer of accessories.
His keen sense of color allowed him to use canes and murrine in various new and modern ways. In 1999, he opened his own studio, continuing to explore technique and color in his lighting and accessories. He has mastered the technique of incalmo, which is the combining two or more formed hot glass pieces together as one. He makes precision murrines which, when combined with the incalmo glass pieces, makes a wonderfully unique vessel or lighting creation.