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Venini & Co. (Italy)
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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Group of 3 Italian Murano Vases, including Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Hudson, NY
c. 1950s, including a small Fazzoletto handkerchief vase retaining a Venini label to the underside, attributed to Fulvio Bianconi (5" diameter, 3" high); a similar unmarked Zanfirico...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Art Glass

Rare Carlo Scarpa Venini Treccia Round Wall Mirror Brass Murano Glass, 1936
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Rare and amazing Carlo Scarpa for Venini violet "a treccia" round vanity wall mirror, Italy Murano 1936. Depending where the light comes from violet dark brown to rose amethyst color...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Ceiling Globe, Toni Zuccheri for Venini
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid-Century Modern stamped Murano glass globe ceiling pendant light, by Toni Zuccheri for Venini. Italy, 1960s. Colored white and beige Murano glass, with transparency in the...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Venini Clear Murano Glass Triedri Chandelier Italy 1980
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid-Century Modern octogonal Venini chandelier or flush-mount, with clear Murano glass and a chrome frame, Italy, circa 1980s. The vintage chandelier is made of four layers o...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Chrome

Venini Small Lou Table Light in White and Red by Aldo Cibic
By Venini, Aldo Cibic
Located in New York, NY
Glass table lamp with bronze metal finishes. With its unexpected shape and touch of color, Lou makes any living space more interesting. Also available in various sizes. Light sour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Small Lady Glass Vase in Marine Blue by Leonardo Lanucci
By Venini, Leonardo Lanucci
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with elongated body and funnel shaped neck in marine blue designed by Leonardo Lanucci in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Goburam Glass Vase in Midnight Blue and Red by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Venini geometric glass vase with angular body in midnight blue and red designed by Ettore Sottsass in 2001. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Gio Ponti Chandelier in Grey and Green by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Glass chandelier with gold plated metal finishes and chain. A colorful chandelier with a touch of elegance that adds color to any living room or entrance space. Also available in var...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Anni Trenta Flush Light in White by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Anni Trenta flush light in handmade blown glass and black chromium-plated and gold plated metals. Simple yet beautiful lighting option for any interiors. Also available in straw yell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Argea Large Table Lamp in Gold by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp in handblown glass with submerged gold leaves and gold plated metal finishes. Beautiful atop any table, desk or credenza. Also available in various sizes and colors. Li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Oval Glass Bowl in Milk-White and Aquamarine by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass bowl with pinched rim in milk-white and aquamarine. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece for any room. Also available in other color...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Zoe Wall Sconce in Red by Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
By Venini, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
Located in New York, NY
Zoe wall sconce in red glass. Its shape is reminiscent of a lantern and brightens any living space with its bold red color. Light source: Halogen 1 max- 70 W E27. Dimensions: 20 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Ritagli Glass Vase in Iridescent Red by Fulvio Bianconi
By Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in iridescent red designed by Fulvio Bianconi in 1989. Perfect for indoor home decor as a flower vase or statement piece for any room. Numbered edition for year. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Clessidra Glass Hourglass in Green and Sand by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass hourglass in green and sand. Perfect for indoor home decor or as a statement piece for any room. Limited edition of 199 pieces. Also available in other colors on 1stdibs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Stillboi Wall Sconce in Blue by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Wall sconce in hand made blown glass and gold or chromium plated metal. A simple lighting option that will add a touch of color to any interior space. Also available in various color...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Martinengo 32-Light Chandelier in Crystal by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier in handmade blown glass with chromium plated metal finishes. Its size and shape make it an elegant and large statement to any room. Light source: 32 lights x max 60 W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Abat Jour Floor Lamp in Violet, Amethyst and Wisteria by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Abat Jour floor lamp with white fabric shade, chromium-plated stand and handmade blown glass elliptical elements. Its combination of white and color make it a subtle yet playful addi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Clessidra Glass Hourglass in Bamboo and Aquamarine by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass hourglass in bamboo and aquamarine. Perfect for indoor home decor or as a statement piece for any room. Limited edition of 199 pieces. Also available in other colors on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Aquamarine and Mint by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in aquamarine and mint designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Aquamarine by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in aquamarine designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece for a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Zoe Small Table Lamp in Violet by Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
By Venini, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
Located in New York, NY
Zoe table lamp in violet shades of glass. Its shape is reminiscent of a lantern and brightens any living space with its bold red color. Also available in other colors, sizes and as a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Black Belt Otto Tall Glass Vase in Crystal and Pink by Peter Marino
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in crystal and light pink with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Oval Glass Bowl in Milk-White and Apple Green by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass bowl with pinched rim in milk-white and apple green. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Abaco Flush Light in White by Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
By Venini, Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
Located in New York, NY
Abaco wall sconce in handmade blown glass. Simple and decorative lighting solution for any room or environment. Also available in other colors or as a wall sconce. Light source: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Large Lady Glass Vase in Violet by Leonardo Lanucci
By Leonardo Lanucci, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with elongated body and funnel shaped neck in violet designed by Leonardo Lanucci in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Red by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in red designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece for any room...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Clessidra Glass Hourglass in Grey and Red by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass hourglass in grey and red. Perfect for indoor home decor or as a statement piece for any room. Limited edition of 199 pieces. Also available in other colors on 1stdibs. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Oval Glass Bowl in Milk-White by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass bowl with pinched rim in milk-white. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on 1stdibs. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Large Lady Glass Vase in Mint Green by Leonardo Lanucci
By Leonardo Lanucci, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with elongated body and funnel shaped neck in mint green designed by Leonardo Lanucci in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Gio Ponti Wall Sconce in Multi-Color by Gio Ponti
By Venini, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Glass wall sconce with gold-plated metal finishes. A bright pop of color to enliven any living space. Also available in various sizes, colors and as a chandelier. Dimensions: 25 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Fungo Table Lamp in Gray and White by Massimo Vignelli
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in New York, NY
Glass table lamp with an interesting shape and two-tone coloring. Its sleek design and muted color pallette make it a modern, simple and understated lighting option for any space. Al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Black Belt Otto Tall Glass Vase in Crystal and Green by Peter Marino
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in crystal and grass green with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Gio Ponti Chandelier in Grey by Giò Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Glass chandelier with gold-plated metal finishes and chain. An understated and elegant chandelier option particularly suitable to an entrance or living room environment. Also availab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Argea Wall Sconce in White & Silver by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Argea wall sconce in hand-made blown glass and chromium-plated metal finishes. Understated yet interesting wall light for any interior room. Available in other colors and as a table ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Grey and Aquamarine by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in grey and aquamarine designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Abat Jour Floor Lamp in Red, Tea and Amber by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Abat Jour floor lamp with white fabric shade, chromium-plated stand and handmade blown glass elliptical elements. Its combination of white and color make it a subtle yet playful addi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Grape and Red by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in grape and red designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Fungo Pendant Light in Gray and White by Massimo Vignelli
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in New York, NY
Glass hanging pendant or suspension light with an interesting shape and two-tone coloring. Its sleek design and muted color pallette make it a modern, simple and understated lighting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Abaco Wall Sconce in White by Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
By Venini, Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
Located in New York, NY
Abaco wall sconce in handmade blown glass. Simple and decorative lighting solution for any room or environment. Also available in other colors or as a flush light. Dimensions: 21 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Apple Green by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in apple green designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement piece for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Trio Tenore Vase in Grey and Red by Monica Giggisberg & Philip Baldwin
By Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with red cylindrical base, slim shaped body, and spherical head. Featured in red and grey colored glass and designed by Monica Giggisberg & Philip Baldwin in 2018. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Small Lady Glass Vase in Mint Green by Leonardo Lanucci
By Venini, Leonardo Lanucci
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with elongated body and funnel shaped neck in mint green designed by Leonardo Lanucci in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Abat Jour Table Lamp in Violet, Amethyst and Wisteria by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Abat Jour table lamp with white fabric shade, chromium-plated stand and hand-made blown glass elliptical elements. Its combination of white and color make it a subtle yet playful add...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Sasso Table Lamp in Yellow and Grey by Mimmo Rotella
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp sculpture made from handmade blown glass and burnished metal finishes. Its color and design make it a stand out piece that will subtly enliven any space. Dimensions: 36...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Trio Baritono Sculpture in Aquamarine & Red by Monica Giggisberg & Philip
By Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass sculpture with red oval base and grey oval body. Featured in aquamarine and red colored glass and designed by Monica Giggisberg and Philip Baldwin in 2018. Perfect for i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Medium Lou Tall Table Light in White and Red by Aldo Cibic
By Aldo Cibic, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Glass table lamp with bronze metal finishes. With its unexpected shape and touch of color, Lou makes any living space more interesting. Also available in various sizes. Light sour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Diamantei 21-Light Chandelier in Red
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Diamantei four-tier glass chandelier. An elegant and colorful addition particularly suitable for a living room or entrance space. Also available in other colors. Dimensions: 40 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Large Lady Glass Vase in Marine Blue by Leonardo Lanucci
By Venini, Leonardo Lanucci
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with elongated body and funnel shaped neck in marine blue designed by Leonardo Lanucci in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Fazzoletto Glass Vase in Horizon & Aquamarine by Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
By Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with pinched rim in horizon and aquamarine designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini in 1948. Perfect for indoor home decor as container, vide-poche or statement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Zoe Small Pendant Light in Violet by Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
By Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Zoe pendant light in violet shades of glass. Its shape is reminiscent of a lantern and brightens any living space with its bold red color. Also available in other colors, sizes and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Black Belt Otto Short Glass Vase in Crystal and Pink by Peter Marino
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in crystal and light pink with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Firenze Flush Light in Crystal & Sapphire by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Firenze flush light in handmade blown glass with decorative elements in opaline and transparent glass and white painted metal finishes. Fun and colorful ceiling light option that add...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Ceiling Lamp by Venini
By Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Ceiling lamp by Venini. Italy, 1940s. Manufactured by Venini. Pink glass with lattimo glass finishes. Measures: D 40 cm., D 15.7 in. Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Blown Glass

VeArt 1960s Italian Pair of Copper Silver Speckles Black Murano Glass Urn Lamps
By VeArt, Venini
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Italian vintage lamps commissioned to VeArt by Pauly & C. (VeArt-Venini and Pauly & C. labels), in black blown murano glass worked with the highest quality of technique cal...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Silver, Copper

"Anemone" Pendant Lamp by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
By Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, Venini
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing "Anemone" pendant lamp by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini. Round glass body with orange decor in a "dripping" motion from the top of the lamp, covering about half of t...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Chrome

Large Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Large wall lights designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini in the 1940s. Each is composed of five hand blow Murano glasses made in the “Corteccia” technique. The color of the glass is amb...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Art Deco Venini Blown Murano Glass & Brass Venetian Mirrored Tray, Table Mirror
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Venetian mirrored tray or table mirror made in Italy in the 1940s. Created in blown twisted Murano glass mounted into a brass frame. The base is covered in green felt to protect Yo...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini

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Brass

1960s Early Venini Amber and Clear Glass Prisms Chandelier, Italy
By Venini
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Thick optical quality glass prisms 'Triedri' in clear and amber tone of different length hooked on a handmade steel frame enameled in an ivory finish. Particular well designed st...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Steel

Italian Venini Murano Glass Chandelier, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and refined Venini chandelier with Murano glass, 1960s total four lights. Fully functional. The total height can be changed by adding or removing links to the chain. The he...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Bowl with White Stripes from Venini, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Circular clear glass bowl decorated with white incapsulated glass stripes. Technique: (Italian) Canne/Canne Retorte. It was made by Venini in Murano Italy during the 1960s and was pr...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Art Glass

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