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Venini & Co. (Italy)

Beginning in the 1930s — and throughout the postwar years especially — Venini & Co. played a leading role in the revival of Italy’s high-end glass industry, pairing innovative modernist designers with the skilled artisans in the centuries-old glass workshops on the Venetian island of Murano. While the company’s founder, Paolo Venini (1895–1959), was himself a highly talented glassware designer, his true genius was to invite forward-thinking Italian and international designers to Murano’s hallowed workshops to create Venini pieces — among them Giò Ponti, Massimo Vignelli, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, Thomas Stearnsof the United States and Fulvio Bianconi.


Paolo Venini trained and practiced as a lawyer for a time, though his family had been involved with glassmaking for generations. After initially buying a share in a Venetian glass firm, he took over the company as his own in 1925, and under his direction it produced mainly classical Baroque designs. In 1932, he hired the young Carlo Scarpa— who would later distinguish himself as an architect — as his lead designer. Scarpa, working in concert with practiced glass artisans, completely modernized Venini, introducing simple, pared-down forms; bright primary colors; and bold patterns such as stripes, banding and abstract compositions that utilized cross sections of murrine (glass rods).


Paolo Venini’s best designs are thought to be his two-color Clessidre hourglasses, produced from 1957 onward, and the Fazzoletto (“handkerchief”) vase, designed with Bianconi in 1949. Bianconi’s masterworks are considered by many to be his Pezzato works — colorful vases with patterns that resemble those of a patchwork quilt. Other noteworthy and highly collectible vintage Venini works include Ponti’s dual-tone stoppered bottles (circa 1948); rare glass sculptures from the Doge series by Stearns, the first American to design for the firm; Vignelli’s striped lanterns of the 1960s; the Occhi vases with eyelet-shaped patterns by Tobia Scarpa (son of Carlo); and, with their almost zen purity, the Bolle (“bubbles”) bottles designed by Wirkkala in 1968. 


With these works — and many others by some of the creative titans of the 20th and 21st century — Venini has produced one of the truly great bodies of work in modern design.


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Pendant from Murano Glass by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini, 1970s
By Venini, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Anemone hand blown glass pendant designed by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Murano glass specialist Venini in the 1970s. The colourful model that seems to have been inspired by sea ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Metal

Venini Bianconi Murano Pink White Italian Art Glass Fazzoletto Handkerchief Vase
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown pink and white Italian art glass fazzoletto handkerchief vase. Documented to Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini, for Venini. The piece is signed "Venini Mur...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Monumental Modernist Italian Murano Venini Style Flower Glass Gilt Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT
Large 1990s vintage midcentury Italian Murano flower bouquet attributed to Venini. Art glass with 72 hand blown white and clear glass flowers and gold-plated brass. Also have a match...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Venini

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Gold Plate, Brass

Low Pair of Chandelier Round Venini Design 1960s Glass Transparent Quatrefoil
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Original old low pair of chandelier round Venini design 1960s glass transparent Quatrefoil, Italian design.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Paolo Venini, Rare and Important Mosaico Tessuto Vase, Venini Murano Italia
By Venini, Paolo Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
The vases of the Mosaico Tessuto series are probably among the rarest and most delicate pieces of Venini's post-war production. The first stage of production consisted in making a g...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Sconces Silvered Bronze Murano Glass by Venini, 1980s
By Venini
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Set of 6 wall lamp lights sconces or 3 pair. Heavy quality silvered bronze structure, handmade artisanal Murano blown glass. Sign engraved Venini Italia 85. Price by sconces.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Bronze

Venini Fazzoletto Opalino Small Vase in Horizon Murano Glass
By Fulvio Bianconi, Venini, Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Opalino small vase in amber Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its color unique. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Monofiore Balloton Extra Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Monofiore Balloton extra large vase in Amber Murano glass by Venini. It looks soft, but it’s not; it’s glass. The optical illusion of Monofiori by Venini from 1970 lies in its name: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Idria Large Vase in Horizon Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Idria large vase in horizon Murano glass by Venini. The ancient Greek water vessel sheds its skin, as terracotta gives way to glass, thanks to Venini. Its design speaks of bygone day...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Opalino Small Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Opalino small vase in Amber Murano glass by Venini. The Opalino vase is all about sophisticated and unique colors, thanks to the use of the traditional Opalino technique. This method...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Opalino Medium Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Opalino medium vase in amber Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its color unique....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Large Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Cilindro Murano glass large pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Grape and Pink Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Clessidra hourglass in grape and pink Murano glass by Paolo Venini and Riedizione. Limited edition in 99 art pieces each. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Tiara Large Vase in Horizon and Amber Murano Glass
By Francesco Lucchese, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Tiara large vase in horizon and amber Murano glass by Francesco Lucchese for Venini. The art of glassmaking meets the endless potential of light. A jewel-like creation that carries a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Bicolore Small Vase in Horizon and Amber Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Bicolore small vase in horizon and amber Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Poliedri Sfera Small Murano Glass Chandelier
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera small Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand-blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Small Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Cilindro Murano glass small pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Opalino Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Opalino large vase in amber Murano glass by Venini. The Opalino vase is all about sophisticated and unique colors, thanks to the use of the traditional Opalino technique. This method...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Peter Marino Rotondo Small Ceiling Lamp in Crystal, Tea and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Rotondo Murano glass small ceiling lamp in crystal with black and tea bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the sph...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Satin Medium Vase in Horizon Crystal Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Satin medium vase in glazed horizon/crystal Murano glass by Venini. Sheer glass is hand blown and crafted by the master glassblowers using the sophisticated Satinatura technique, whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Bicolore Small Vase in Amber and Horizon Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Bicolore Small Vase in Amber and Horizon Murano Glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Poliedri Sfera Large Murano Glass Chandelier
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera large Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Idria Medium Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Idria medium vase in Amber Murano glass by Venini. The Ancient Greek water vessel sheds its skin, as terracotta gives way to glass, thanks to Venini. Its design speaks of bygone days...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Monofiore Balloton Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Monofiore Balloton Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass by Venini. It looks soft, but it’s not; it’s glass. The optical illusion of Monofiori by Venini from 1970 lies in its name: Ballot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Amber and Pink Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Clessidra hourglass in grape and pink Murano glass by Paolo Venini and Riedizione. Limited edition in 99 art pieces each. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Monofiore Balloton Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Monofiore Balloton small vase in amber Murano glass by Venini. Monofiori breaks with tradition in 1970 and then does it again in 2016. But its essence remains the same: it looks soft...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Tiara Small Vase in Horizon and Amber Murano Glass
By Francesco Lucchese, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Tiara small vase in horizon and amber Murano glass by Francesco Lucchese for Venini. The art of glassmaking meets the endless potential of light. A jewel-like creation that carries a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Geodi Vase in Horizon and Pink Murano Glass by Sonia Pedrazzini
By Sonia Pedrazzini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Geodi vase in Horizon and pink Murano glass by Sonia Pedrazzini for Venini. Limited edition in 99 art pieces each. Additional information: Material: Murano glass Color: Horizon ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Opalino Large Vase in Horizon Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Opalino Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its color unique. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Tiara Small Vase in Amber and Horizon Murano Glass
By Francesco Lucchese, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Tiara small vase in amber and horizon Murano glass by Francesco Lucchese for Venini. The art of glassmaking meets the endless potential of light. A jewel-like creation that carries a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Opaline Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Opaline large vase in amber Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its color unique. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Tobia Scarpa Battuti Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, Tobia Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Battuti vase in Amber Murano glass by Tobia Scarpa and Ludovico Diaz De Santillana for Venini. It evokes a lily standing tall, in tones of Amber and Grape. Its translucent appearance...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Idria Medium Vase in Horizon Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Idria medium vase in horizon Murano glass by Venini. The Ancient Greek water vessel sheds its skin, as terracotta gives way to glass, thanks to Venini. Its design speaks of bygone da...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Parallelo Small Pendant in Crystal, Tea and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Parallelo Murano glass small pendant in crystal with black and tea bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the rectan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Small Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Cilindro Murano glass small pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Medium Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Cilindro Murano glass medium pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Large Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Cilindro Murano glass large pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Satin Large Vase in Horizon Crystal Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Satin large vase in glazed horizon/crystal Murano glass by Venini. Sheer glass is hand blown and crafted by the master glassblowers using the sophisticated Satinatura technique, whic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Ritagli Vase in Iridescent Amber and Pink Murano Glass
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in New York, NY
Ritagli vase in iridescent amber and pink Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini. Limited edition in 99 art pieces each. Additional information: Material: Murano glass Avail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Idria Small Vase in Horizon Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Idria small vase in horizon Murano glass by Venini. The Ancient Greek water vessel sheds its skin, as terracotta gives way to glass, thanks to Venini. Its design speaks of bygone day...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Rotondo Large Ceiling Lamp in Crystal, Tea and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Rotondo Murano glass large ceiling lamp in crystal with black and tea bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the sph...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Medium Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Cilindro Murano glass medium pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Parallelo Large Pendant in Crystal, Tea and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Parallelo Murano glass large pendant in crystal with black and tea bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the rectan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Idria Large Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Idria large vase in Amber Murano glass by Venini. The Ancient Greek water vessel sheds its skin, as terracotta gives way to glass, thanks to Venini. Its design speaks of bygone days ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Opalino Medium Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Opalino Medium Vase in Amber Murano Glass by Venini. The Opalino vase is all about sophisticated and unique colors, thanks to the use of the traditional Opalino technique. This metho...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Ritagli Vase in Iridescent Grape and Pink Murano Glass
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in New York, NY
Ritagli vase in iridescent grape and pink Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini. Limited edition in 99 art pieces each. Additional information: Material: Murano glass Avail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Idria Small Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Idria small vase in Amber Murano glass by Venini. The Ancient Greek water vessel sheds its skin, as terracotta gives way to glass, thanks to Venini. Its design speaks of bygone days ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Satin Small Vase in Horizon Crystal Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Satin Small Vase in glazed Horizon/Crystal Murano Glass by Venini. Sheer glass is hand-blown and crafted by the master glassblowers using the sophisticated Satinatura technique, whic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Tiara Large Vase in Amber and Horizon Murano Glass
By Francesco Lucchese, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Tiara large vase in amber and horizon Murano glass by Francesco Lucchese for Venini. The art of glassmaking meets the endless potential of light. A jewel-like creation that carries a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Tobia Scarpa Battuti Vase in Grape Murano Glass
By Tobia Scarpa, Venini, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Located in New York, NY
Battuti vase in grape Murano glass by Tobia Scarpa and Ludovico Diaz De Santillana for Venini. It evokes a lily standing tall, in tones of Grape and Amber. Its translucent appearance...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Opalino Medium Vase in Horizon Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Opalino medium vase in Horizon Murano glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its color uniqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Amber Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Clessidra hourglass in amber Murano glass by Paolo Venini and Fulvio Bianconi. Little grains of sand, impalpable and unnoticeable as a whole yet so real, like time ticking away. In 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Fazzoletto Opalino Small Vase in Amber Murano Glass
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fazzoletto Opalino Small Vase in Amber Murano Glass by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini. An exclusive new take on the Opalini technique from the 15th century makes its color unique. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Leucos Small Victoria Wall Lamp by Venini
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Victoria line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always...
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20th Century Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Cosmos Vase in Green by Tadao Ando & Venini
By Tadao Ando, Venini
Located in New York, NY
The Cosmos collection designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini in 2017 consists of four limited edition vases. Each is comprised of three contiguous components; this is the ...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Venini

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Blown Glass

Gio Ponti 2-Arm Wall Lamp by Venini, Multi-Color
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Gio Ponti 2-arm wall lamp was debuted by Venini in 1946. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble compa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Stillboi Wall Lamp by Venini, White & Zaffir
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Stillboi line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Stillboi Wall Lamp by Venini, White, Green and Gold
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Stillboi line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Leucos Large Victor Wall Lamp by Venini
By Leucos Design Lab, Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The victor line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always t...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Stillboi Wall Lamp by Venini, White and Green
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Stillboi line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

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