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Venini Decorative Objects

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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Venini 1980s Italian Vintage Emerald Green Murano Glass and Brass Photo Frame
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A sophisticated Venetian modern design horizontal picture frame in thick blown crystal clear Murano glass decorated with a Sommerso inset ribbon in luscious emerald green color, by V...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Decorative Objects

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Brass

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 Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini 1980s Italian Vintage Amber Gold Murano Glass and Brass Photo Frame
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A sophisticated Venetian modern design horizontal picture frame in thick blown crystal clear Murano glass decorated with a Sommerso inset ribbon in luscious honey amber color, by Ven...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Decorative Objects

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Brass

Venini 1980s Italian Vintage Tall Amber Gold Murano Glass and Brass Photo Frame
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A sophisticated Venetian modern design vertical picture frame in thick blown crystal clear Murano glass decorated with a Sommerso inset ribbon in luscious honey amber color, by Venin...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Decorative Objects

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Brass

Treccia Twisted Murano Glass Picture Frame by Venini
By Venini, Paolo Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Barovier&Toso, Barovier
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Treccia or torchon twisted Murano glass and bronze photo frame by Venini. This vintage clear Italian Murano glass picture frame dates to the 1940s.
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Monofiore Balaton Glass Vase in Horizon with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in horizon blue designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Short Glass Vase in Red with Green Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in gold designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Glass Vase in Aquamarine with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in aquamarine designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Labuan Glass Vase in Red by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full, round body and funnel shaped neck in red. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 27.5 cm diame...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Idria Small Round Glass Vase in Mint Green by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with round body and angular shaped neck in mint green designed in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any room. Also avai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Small Geodi Glass Vase in Red, White and Yellow by Sonia Pedrazzini
By Venini, Sonia Pedrazzini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass geode vase with angular body in red, milk-white, amber and yellow designed in 2018 by Sonia Pedrazzini. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Idria Small Round Glass Vase in Violet by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with round body and angular shaped neck in violet designed in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any room. Also availabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Small Bolle Glass Vase in White and Red by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in white and red designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1966. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 19 cm diameter x 19 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Large Black Belt Oval Glass Vase in Crystal and Green by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
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 Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Glass Vase in Pale Straw with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in pale straw designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Aquamarine by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in aquamarine designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 26 cm diameter x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Carnevale Tall Glass Vase in Sapphire by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and thin funneled neck with textured hexagonal shaped pattern atop surface of glass in sapphire. Featured in sapphire colored glass and designed in 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini 'Where Are My Glasses?' Double Lens Vase in Red and Violet by Ron Arad
By Ron Arad, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini double glass vase in red and violet designed by Ron Arad in 2018. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Small Black Belt Oval Glass Vase in Crystal and Green by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
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 Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Small Black Belt Triangular Glass in Crystal and Black by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in transparent crystal with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also avai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Idria Small Round Glass Vase in Blue Marine by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with round body and angular shaped neck in blue marine designed in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any room. Also ava...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini 'Where Are My Glasses?' Double Lens Vase in Blue and Horizon by Ron Arad
By Ron Arad, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini double glass vase in aquamarine and horizon blue designed by Ron Arad in 2018. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in ot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Black Belt Otto Short Glass Vase in Crystal and Green by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
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 Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini 'Where Are My Glasses?' Double Lens Vase in Mint and Green by Ron Arad
By Ron Arad, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini double glass vase in mint green and grass green designed by Ron Arad in 2018. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in oth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Gemme Short Glass Vase in Grass Green by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in grass green designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other color...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balloton Glass Vase in Grape with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in grape designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Gemme Tall Glass Vase in Tea by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in tea designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on 1st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Medium Bolle Glass Vase in White and Green by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in white and green designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1966. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 13 cm diameter x 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Short Glass Vase in Grey with Green Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in red designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Large Black Belt Triangular Glass in Crystal and Tea by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in transparent crystal and tea with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Carnevale Short Glass Vase in Aquamarine by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and thin funneled neck with textured hexagonal shaped pattern atop surface of glass in aquamarine. Featured in aquamarine colored glass and designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Glass Vase in Topaz with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in red designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Glass Vase in Grey with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in grey designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Black Belt Otto Tall Glass Vase in Crystal and Green by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
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 Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Black Belt Square Glass Vase in Crystal and Black by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in transparent crystal with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Limited e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Medium Black Belt Triangular Glass in Crystal and Black by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in transparent crystal with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also avai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Horizon Blue by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Venini, Napoleone Martinuzzi
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in horizon blue designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Idria Small Round Glass Vase in Red by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with round body and angular shaped neck in red designed in 2016. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any room. Also available i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Red by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Venini, Napoleone Martinuzzi
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in red designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on 1stdi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Kukinto Glass Vase in Multi-Color by Timo Sarpaneva
By Venini, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with straight body and funnel shaped neck in black, red, apple green, sapphire and crystal designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1991. Perfect for indoor home decor as cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Bolle Tall Glass Vase in Grey and Blue-Green by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in grey and blue-green designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1966. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 10 cm diameter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Gemme Short Glass Vase in Violet by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in violet designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Gemme Oval Glass Vase in Sapphire by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in sapphire designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Large Geodi Glass Vase in Green, White and Aquamarine by Sonia Pedrazzini
By Venini, Sonia Pedrazzini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass geode vase with angular body in red, milk-white, amber and yellow designed in 2018 by Sonia Pedrazzini. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Grey by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in grey designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on 1std...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Small Black Belt Triangular Glass in Crystal and Tea by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in transparent crystal and tea with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Apple Green by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in apple green designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Medium Black Belt Oval Glass Vase in Crystal and Green by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
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 Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balloton Glass Vase in Bamboo with Red Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in bamboo designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Gemme Triangular Glass Vase in Red by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in red designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors on 1st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Large Black Belt Triangular Glass in Crystal and Black by Peter Marino
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase in transparent crystal with black decoration designed by Peter Marino in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also avai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Gemme Triangular Glass Vase in Aquamarine by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in aquamarine designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other colors...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Monofiore Balaton Glass Vase in Red with Green Thread Rim by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and textured surface with hexagonal shaped pattern in pale straw designed in 1970. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Alla Morandi set of 3 by Venini in Wisteria, Sand, and Grape (limited Edition)
By Matteo Thun, Venini
Located in Vancouver, BC
Alla Morandi, a collaboration with Venini with artist Matteo Thun, is the atemporal atmosphere of Morandi paintings in glass works. The blown glass bottles (limited edition) feature ...
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2010s Italian Venini Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass

Venini Murana Face Glass Vase in Straw by Fabio
By Fabio, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with oval body and neck and engraved facial expression designed by Fabio in 2016. Featured in straw colored glass. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Opalino Glass Vase in Horizon by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with slim, oval shaped body and funnel shaped neck. Featured in aquamarine colored glass. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini Veronese Glass Vase in Red and Crystal by Vittorio Zecchin
By Venini, Vittorio Zecchin
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with cylindrical body and crystal decorative base. Featured in red colored class with crystal designed in 1921. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Venini 'Where Are My Glasses?' Glass Vase in Aquamarine & Crystal by Ron Arad
By Ron Arad, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini glass vase with round body and glass glasses sculpture. Featured in red colored glass. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any room. Di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Decorative Objects

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Art Glass