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Venini Lighting

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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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Pair of Toni Zuccheri for Venini Murano Glass Sconces
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Houston, TX
Large pair of Toni Zuccheri for Venini Murano glass sconces. This stunning pair of Murano sconces have been newly wired to U.S. Specifications.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Small Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in Brooklyn, 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 Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Abaco Flush Light in White by Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
By Venini, Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
Located in Brooklyn, 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 Lighting

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Art Glass

Vintage Italian Chandelier w/ Clear Murano Glass Tubes Designed by Venini, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with clear Murano glass tubes blown into beautiful oval shapes with textured designs, mounted on a tiered silver metal frame / Designed by Venini circa 196...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

1 of 2 Venini Ceiling Lights Attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Aachen, DE
Venini ceiling lights attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s. Wonderful light effect. The heavily textured and slightly iridescent glass dome is held in place by 4 brass knob...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Great Round Chandelier Poliedri Grey White Color Murano Glass, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Venini great round chandelier poliedri grey white color Murano glass, 1950s 12 lamps bulbs E14 max 40 watt each.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Five-Tier Hand Blown Champagne Murano Glass Palma Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Palma chandelier consists of five tiers of individually hand blown Murano glass stylized palm fronds in an iridescent Champagne color that are adhered to its brass fra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Brass

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 Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Chandelier 1955 Murano Glass Iron Brass, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier 1955 Murano glass iron brass, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Italian Design Chandelier Venini Tronchi Art Glass Murano
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian design Chandelier Venini Tronchi Art Glass Murano, 1960s. Measures height with chain 80 cm.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Murano Pencil Table Lamp
By Venini
Located in Mexico City, MX
A Venini Murano "lattimo" glass table lamp with black tip in shape of a pencil. The lamp has the "Vetri Murano" sticker with number 022.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Wall Sconces by Toni Zuccheri
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Midcentury wall sconces by Toni Zuccheri Brass structure with Murano glass diffusers. Produced by Venini Italy in 1960s. Measures: Height 14", width 8", depth 4.5".  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Modern Chandelier with Murano Glass Quatro Punta Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A modern style Italian chandelier by Venini, produced circa 1970s, with Murano glass quatro punta prisms, suspended from an elaborate star form brass frame. Very good vintage conditi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Chandelier "Pastorale" 1972 by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, Murano Glass
By Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, Venini
Located in Munster, NRW
You have the rare opportunity to acquire an absolutely stunning modern chandelier from the house of Venini, Italy. The magnificent model "Pastorale" with the catalog number 966 - wi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Ceiling Light/Sconce by Venini, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Half-dome “corteccia” (tree-bark) glass with a slightly iridescent finish. The fixture could be ceiling or wall-mounted. Six available.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Late 20th Century Pair of Transparent and Amber Polyhedrons Murano Glass Sconces
By Venini
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Pair of extra large transparent and amber polyhedrons Murano glass (made with the Balloton technique) sconces. 4 E27 light bulbs + 1 E14 LB The polyhedrons were designed from the It...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass, Iron

Venini Pendant Light Chandelier, Curved Crystal Glass and Gilt Brass, Italy
By Venini
Located in Austria, AT
A wonderful Italian hollywood regency pendant light by Venini manufactured in Mid-Century in the 1960s. It is made of pairwise curved crystal Murano glasses in different lengths and ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Matched Pair of Handblown Glass Sconces by Venini, Italy, 1930s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Handblown clear bugnato glass sconces. Literature: Franco Deboni’s Vetri Venini: La storia, gli artisti le tecniche, Allemandi, 2007, page 53. Measures: Height 11”, Width 13.75”. 3...
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1930s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Set of Four Mid-Century Murano Glass Sconces: Venini for Camer, 1960s
By Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This set of four Murano wall sconces were produced by Venini in the 1960s for Camer Lighting. They are composed of two-tiers of three-sided clear Murano glass prisms. The upper tier...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Brass and Cased Glass Lantern
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cobolt blue and milk glass lantern-styled ceiling lamp with brass blade armature.
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1950s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Italian Mid Century Modern Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier by Venini which has multi-tier cascading prisms. Consisting of gold and clear crystals, circa 1960. Any amount of chain or rod can be added for ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

Taupe Colored Poliedri Murano Glass Sconces Mid-Century Modern Venini Italy 1970
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of colored Poliedri Mid-Century Modern murano glass wall sconces, by Venini, Italy 1970s. This Venini design was first shown in the 1958 Brussels Exhibition, in the Italian Pav...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

1940s Murano Two Grooved Cast Glass Globes Pendant, Brass, Venini, Italy
By Venini
Located in Girona, ES
Ravishing Murano two grooved cast glass globes pendant, polished brass decentered suspension shaft. Polished golden brass ring with squares and flowers patterns. Two brass hatches gi...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Venini "Tony Zuccheri" Appliques, 1950s, Murano Glass Iridescent White
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Tuscany, IT
Two wall lights designed by Tony Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, in the 1950s. Murano glass iridescent white.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

1960's Enormous Venini Murano Teardrop Round Chandelier from Palace in Biarritz
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Unique vintage cascading glass teardrop flush-mount chandelier with exceptionally large Murano art glass teardrops and brass mount. Unique design originally installed in the late 195...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Boletus Large Table Lamp in Blown and Engraved Glass by Paolo Venini, Venini
By Venini, Paolo Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
About the "Boletus" large table lamp by Paolo Venini, Venini Murano (Italy) Large table lamp in hand-blown pink glass. The entire body of the lamp is engraved with fine lines which...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Floor Lamp by Toni Zuccheri for Venini in Chromed Metal and Murano Glass
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Venini and Toni Zuccheri definitely need no introduction: the former is probably the most famous glassmaker in Murano, while the latter has been one of the most eclectic, revolutiona...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome, Metal

Venini Chandeliers
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Poliedri Hanging Fixtures by Venini. Designed by Paolo Venini and originally introduced in 1957. Beautiful and large fixture with textured blown glass. Abstract diamond form...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

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 Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Mid-Century Modern Glass and Chrome Ceiling Lamp
By Venini
Located in Weesp, NL
Rare and beautiful Mid-Century Modern ceiling lamp "Membrane" by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Murano, Italy. In the 1970s, Zuccheri designed Membrane, a series in which a glass skin on...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

Set of 3 Murano Glass Pendants by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Set of three Murano glass pendants model 5199 by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini, produced in the 1960s. The lamps are made of smoked glass with a red band in the middle. T...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Venini Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi in "Pulegoso" Glass
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Early pair of sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini in Murano glass in the "Pulegoso" Technique and brass, circa 1935 Similar if not identical models can be found in Buzzi´s literatur...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

1970 Germany Palwa Tear Drop Chandelier Murano Glass and Brass
By Palwa, Christoph Palme, Venini
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant teardrop chandelier made by Venini of clear Murano glass drops mounted on a gilt-brass frame. Chandelier illuminates beautifully and offers a lot of light. A real eyecatche...
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1970s German Hollywood Regency Vintage Venini Lighting

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Gold Plate, Brass

Midcentury Italian Venini Murano Chrome Chandelier with Cut and Round Crystals
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Italian Venini Murano chrome chandelier with round and cut crystals. The piece has secure screw top attachments and has recently been rewired to fit current standa...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Crystal

Pair of Toni Zuccheri Wall Lights for Venini
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Rare pair of Murano glass wall lamps by Toni Zuccheri for Venini. Thick molded crystal shaded are hinged to the wall plate.
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

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 Lighting

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Bronze

Original Murano Chandelier "Tronchi" Design Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in taranto, IT
Original chandelier produced by Venini from the 1960s, "tronchi" model, design by Toni Zuccheri dozens of cylindrical glasses, in outer bark glass, of different heights and arrang...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Zoe Small Table Light in Red by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
By Venini, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Zoe Tavolo table lamp, designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas and manufactured by Venini, features a lantern shape. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 20 cm, H 36 cm      
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Iconic Venini Esprit Chandelier, 1970
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
This striking esprit chandelier was produced by Venini during the 1970s. Explosion of flowers, made with amber and clear precious Murano glasses. Chrome frame and hardware. Availab...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

Large ‘Fungo’ Italian Table Lamp by Massimo Vignelli for Venini
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
A rare large ‘Fungo’ or Zaffiro 4000 table Lamp by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, Italy 1950s. This is the most large version, dimensions: height (35.5 cm), diameter (25 cm). One bulb ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Murano Chandelier Amber and Emerald Handblown Glass, 1960
By Venini
Located in Rome, IT
This magnificent chandelier features 12 arms. Excellent vintage condition.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

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 Lighting

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Steel

Venini Sconces Murano Glass Brass Metal 1930 Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces Murano glass brass metal 1930 Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Sconce Murano Glass Gold Brass, 1930, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconce murano glass gold brass, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Pair of Italian "Tronchi" Chandeliers Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Majestic pair of Italian "Tronchi" chandeliers Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1960s This extraordinary pair of chandeliers is composed by 78 'Tronchi' elements, and 18 light bulbs.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Art Glass

Suspension Chandelier in Murano Glass Design Massimo Vignelli for Venini, 1960s
By Massimo Vignelli, Venini
Located in taranto, IT
Suspension lamp design Massimo Vignelli for Venini 60s, original Made of bright orange coated glass, original lamp holder of the time It measures 26 cm in height, over hollow, ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Pair of Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in London, GB
Beautiful textured opalescent glass wall lights by Carlo Scarpa.
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1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Petali Wall Lamp by Venini, Amber and Chrome
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Petali line was debuted by Venini in 1930. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Gold Leaf, Beige Murano Glass & Brass '30s Chandelier by T. Buzzi for Venini
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Rare and beautiful 1930s pendant lamp designed by T. Buzzi for Venini. The brass structure supports the decorative elements in transparent Murano glass and gold leaf, which alternate...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Signed Camer Eight-Tier Glass Prism Chandelier, 1960s, Italia
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Massive Camer/ Venini optical glass quality prism chandelier. Solid, well made handcrafted steel structure. 8 regular E26 size ceramic socket rated at 100 watt. Total weigh...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Steel

"Esprit" Chandelier by Toni Zuccheri for Venini
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Chandelier "Esprit" in Murano hand blown glass and chrome metal. Designed by Toni Zuccheri and produced by Venini in the 1970s. Bibliography: - Domus 436 (marzo 1966), advertising...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Carlo Scarpa, Murano Glass Wall Lights, Venini, Italy, 1941
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milan, Italy
A glass wall lights designed by Carlo Scarpa and produced by Venini, Murano in 1941. Glass arms with brass supports.
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Turquoise Glass Pendant by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, 1950s
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Hand blown turquoise glass pendant no. 011.11 designed by Massimo Vignelli at the start of his impressive career in design and executed by Murano glass specialist Venini. One of the ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Glass And Brass Pendant
By Venini
Located in New York City, NY
1960's Mid-Century Modern Venini glass and brass pendant, in vintage condition with minor wear and patina due to age and use, newly rewired and ready to use.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

1960s Venini "Trilobi" Murano Glass Italian Design Pair of Ceiling Lamps
By Venini
Located in Brescia, IT
42 glass pendant for each lamp 7-light for each Original 1960s Great manufacture Excellent condition 2 small chips (look the picture) One metal hook not original (look the ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Zoe Small Table Lamp in Violet by Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
By Venini, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
Located in Brooklyn, 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 Lighting

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Art Glass

Petit Midcentury Venini Murano Blown Glass Table Lamp, 1950s, Italy
By Venini
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant table lamp manufactured in Murano by Venini, Italy. Made of mouth-blown clear glass. The lamp provides smooth and wonderful light. The lamp is in excellent condition - fully ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Venini Lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Venini lighting is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Venini Lighting collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 592 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there are also 127 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original lighting by Venini were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Stilnovo, Barovier & Toso and Gaetano Sciolari. Venini Lighting prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$198 and tops out at US$266,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,135.