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Flavio Poli Redesigned Seguso Glass Flush Mount Hotel Bristol, Italy, 1955

US$39,500

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Redesigned bespoke 44" flush mount from original Flavio Poli glass pieces from the hotel Bristol, Italy 1954 We gave new life to glass from a 1950s ceiling fixture salvaged from the once magnificent Hotel Bristol in Meran, Italy upon the remaining components of the light fixtures and reengineered it with an entirely new metalware frame based on Led technology. The original gilt melted glass laces were carefully interwoven once again and cast into a more contemporary shape. In one of the pictures you can see one of the original lights by Flavio Poli with a brass frame whereas there have been many versions from the same glass pieces in the hotel. One light has already made its way to NYC and has been installed in an apartment there (see pictures). This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the last remaining historical Poli glass pieces from the glamorous hotel Bristol as well as simply possessing a beautiful and large flush light, suited for a variety of different rooms and spaces. The Bristol hotel, Meran (1954-2006): The hotel’s grandiose design was the dream of an extremely wealthy shipbuilder, Arnaldo Bennati (whose family still to this day owns the Bauer Hotel in Venice). The architecture and interior design that Bennati commissioned caused an immediate sensation. The international press reported in detail on its splendor and deemed it the most modern and elegant hotel in Europe. Under the direction of architect Marino Meo, craftsmen and artists created bespoke furnishing and décor for every corner of the Bristol. But the light ?xtures and ?ttings stole the show; their extraordinary beauty was created by glass expert Flavio Poli at Seguso Vetri d’Arte in Murano. In the 1970s, after 20 years of successful business, the Hotel Bristol fell on hard times and was, ultimately, to shut its doors in 1991. It was demolished in 2006.

Details

  • Creator
    Seguso Vetri d'Arte (Manufacturer),Flavio Poli (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.9 in. (20.07 cm)Width: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Depth: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2015
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: entirely new metalware frame based on Led technology. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU993523277832

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    Ships From: Vienna, Austria
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About the Manufacturer

Seguso Vetri d'Arte

Members of the Seguso family have been leading figures in the manufacture of glass on the Venetian island of Murano since the late 1300s, but for most collectors of vintage design the name evokes two companies formed in the first half of the 20th century. Seguso Vetri d’Arte, born from a small consortium of master glass artisans that included Archimede Seguso (1909–99), thrived under the artistic directorship of Flavio Poli (1900–84), a designer with an eye for modern forms, color and pattern. Vetreria Archimede Seguso, meanwhile, was founded in 1946, when Seguso opened his own atelier in order to employ classical techniques in the making of modern glassware. The owners of Seguso Vetri d’Arte were justly proud of their skills as craftsmen, but they were not worldly aesthetes — and they knew it. Poli had studied at the Art Institute of Venice, originally working in ceramics before switching mediums and taking up the art of glass. He introduced new simple forms to the genre — the best known of his designs being the Valva, which resembles a clamshell in profile — and employed several novel techniques such as corroso, which gives glass a rough, emery-board-like finish. Poli’s most collectible works are his sommerso pieces, made with a layering process in which clear and colored-glass vessels are “submerged” within one another, producing a kind of nesting-doll effect in striking, elegant vases with bands of separate and overlapped hues. At his eponymous workshop, Archimede Seguso often favored highly decorative, age-old techniques employed with modern restraint. His layered-glass Losanghe vessels have the look of an abstract checkerboard while his free-form Merletto vases have delicate, lacy patterns created by painstakingly twisting two heated glass straws to create helixes around the walls of the piece. Though different in their scope and mission, both of these furnaces bearing the Seguso name created some of the most beautiful, alluring and exquisitely crafted works in all of modern design.
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Located in Vienna, Austria

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