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1960s Pair of Venini Ceiling Lights, Italian Murano Design Blown Clear Glass

US$8,831.76per item

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A glamorous ceiling light "filament". Blown clear glass components on a handmade chromed steel structure. 8 light bulbs. A 1960s design by Tony Zuccheri for Venini. Made in Murano, A 1960s swinging pair of Murano Italian design ceiling lights by Tony Zuccheri for Venini Clear blown "lace" looking as ice filaments glass components on a steel chromed structure. This pair of ceiling lights is rare, very unusual and sophisticated with a delicate feeling, definitely graceful and attractive it would look stunning in a variety of interiors from classic to modern to eclectic. Measures: Diameter 60cm, height 105cm plus chain. The Venini success story began in Murano, Venice in 1921 with Giacomo Cappellin an antiques dealer and Paolo Venini a lawyer from Milan. They founded the glassworks MVM Cappellin&C. and brought a new life to glass manufacturing in Murano. Paolo Venini later founded his own company and emerged as one of the leading figures in the production of Murano glass and an important contributor to the 20th century design.

Details

  • Creator
    Venini (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Diameter: 23.63 in. (60 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FM6861stDibs: LU5178218154192

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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About the Designer

Venini

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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