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Gold Leaf, Beige Murano Glass & Brass '30s Chandelier by T. Buzzi for Venini

US$10,945.08

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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 in two different sizes along the circular perimeter. A decorative flower element closes the lower part. The rod, also covered in glass, ends at the ceiling with an elegant and shaped cup. The conditions are pretty good: a vertical decorative element has been glued with a two-component glue. One more replaced with its original and authentic spare part and reassembled on specially made brass elements. Due to the substitution of the above elements, the alternate profile of the decorative elements is not perfectly uniform, as a piece remains slightly lower. The height of the main body, excluding the rod, is 50 cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Venini (Manufacturer),Tomaso Buzzi (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 57.88 in. (147 cm)Diameter: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1932
  • Condition
    Repaired: A vertical decorative element has been glued with a two-component glue. One more replaced with its original and authentic spare part and reassembled on specially made brass elements. Some chips on the "flower" shaped piece (see picture). Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    Varese, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3023323586602

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    Ships From: Varese, Italy
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About the Designer

Tomaso Buzzi

Architect, urban planner, glass, furniture and landscape designer, and interior decorator — Tomaso Buzzi was a 20th-century renaissance man. Buzzi, along with his frequent collaborator Gio Ponti, led Italy’s Novecento Milanese movement of the 1920s and ‘30s — an approximate equivalent to France’s Art Deco movement. While Buzzi is prized for chairs, tables and other furnishings that modernized the majestic lines of 18th-century designs, he is best known for the remarkable, jewel-toned glassware he produced in a two-year stint as the artistic director of the Venini glassworks on the Venetian island of Murano. Buzzi was born in 1900 in the town of Sondrio in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. He studied at the Milan Polytechnic, and soon after he graduated joined a lively Milanese decorative arts scene. In 1927, he and Ponti joined fellow designers Paolo Venini and Michele Marelli to form a design collaborative called Il Labirinto (the Labyrinth), Italy’s answer to the Wiener Werkstätte. In 1932, when Venini's glass company lost the design services of the sculptor Napoleone Martinuzzi, who left to start his own factory, he turned to Buzzi. The young architect’s careful study of lighting design and a love for experimentation yielded major innovations in Murano glass fixtures. The forms of his wares were inspired by sources from antiquity as diverse as Persian urns and animal-shaped Etruscan jugs. Buzzi developed a complex glass-layering method that produced deep, glowing pastel colors that ran from pink to peach, to sea-green and slate blue. Buzzi furniture has a noteworthy elegance and nobility. Delicate chairs with arrow-shaped backs and elaborate burled wood armoires are typical of his aesthetic, and would add a sophisticated note to any room, modern or traditional. And an exemplary piece of Buzzi’s vibrant, lustrous glassware would merit a place of honor in every design collection.
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