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Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with clear hand blown polyhedron/polyhedral shaped Murano glasses suspended on white metal frame / Made in Italy by Venini, circa 1950s Measures: diameter...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
H 23.63 in. Dm 14.97 in.
Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with hand blown polyhedron/polyhedral shaped Murano glasses in clear, light pink, and light green colors, designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, made in Ital...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
H 10.63 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Blue Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century chandelier by Venini (marked) made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are blue and mounted on a metallic frame holding nine E26 sockets. Ready to hang...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Small Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of light green ones and amber ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Ready to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini, Chandelier Poliedri 1950, Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Chandelier 1950, Venini Carlo Scarpa structure iron /glass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Colossal Venini Poliedri Chandelier, Italy, 1960s, Marked
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Colossal Poliedri chandelier made by Venini (signed) in the 1960s. It’s composed of hundreds of clear and textured hand-blown Murano glasses mounted on a white frame. Can be installe...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Blue and Rose' Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of light blue ones and light rose’ ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Read...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Poliedri Applique Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Applique Chandelier for Venini
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini Poliedri Sfera Large Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera large Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Poliedri Sfera Small Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini, Peter Marino
Located in New York, NY
Venini Poliedri Sfera small Murano glass chandelier. Modular elements are elements in glass, which are hand-blown and handcrafted, and used to compose the chandeliers. The modular el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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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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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Mid-Century Murano Yellow White Glass Chandelier, Poliedri Model, 1960s
By Paolo Venini
Located in Madrid, ES
A stunning Murano white and yellow glass chandelier designed and edited by Paolo Venini in the 60s. Model Poliedri. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Polyhedr Venini Glass Chandelier Lamp Light Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Greven, DE
Large rare Polyhedr Venini Glass Chandelier Lamp Light Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa Very large and rare two-color glass Venini chandelier from the 1950s. Abstract diamond forms with face...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Applique Chandelier
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Mid Century Pair of Glass Chandeliers Poliedri by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Two original Venini chandeliers manufactured in Murano glass; Model Poliedri in two colors with the core part in grey colored Poliedri, produced in Venice and designed by Carlo S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Carlo Scarpa Style Poliedri Chandellier from Venini Venice, 1960s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Tuscany, IT
Carlo Scarpa from Venini Venice Italy Poliedri chandelier. Carlo Scarpa ( Venezia 1906- 1978 Miyagi ) in his activity that has ranged from architecture to design has had a long colla...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Alberto Donà Midcentury Amber Crystal Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier, 1985
By Venini
Located in Murano, Venezia
Large Murano blown glass Poliedri chandelier, with three color elements, crystal, amethyst and amber. This fantastic chandelier contains a total of 227 elements called Poliedri. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of 1950s Style Poliedri Chandeliers Pearl Grey Blown Murano Glass Italian
By Venini
Located in London, GB
A good elegant pair of midcentury style ceiling lights, blown clear glass components in an elongated Poliedri shape on a metal frame. The height is adjustable. Italian design made in...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Carlo Scarpa chandelier for Venini with original Iridescent Poliedri.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Carlo Scarpa chandelier for Venini with original 96 ice and pink Poliedri. The frame has been completely renovated in compliance with the new standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Carlo Scarpa ‘Poliedri’ Chandelier for Venini, Murano, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano 5, Carlo Scarpa
Located in London, GB
A rare ‘polyhedral’ crystal chandelier designed by architect and designer Carlo Scarpa in the late 1950s. Produced by the prestigious Muranese Company, Venini, the sixty-five hand bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Ceiling Lamp for Venini in Yellow and Grey, Italy 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Carlo Scarpa Murano Glass Poliedri ceiling lamp for Venini in yellow and Grey, Italy 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Poliedri Murano Light Bluend Brass, 1950
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa chandelier Poliedri Murano light gray celestial and brass, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Murano Glass Brass Poliedri, 1950, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa Poliedri chandelier Murano glass brass, 1950, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini Poliedri Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Murano Glass Brass Iron, 1955, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Poliedri Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Murano glass brass iron, 1955, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Couple Chandelier Murano Glass Brass, 1950, Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa Poliedri couple chandeliers 1950 Murano glass iron brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Venini Pink and Ice Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa, 1955
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous original Venini Poliedri chandelier by Carlo Scarpa. Rare combination of light pink and Ice colored Murano glass. Ivory painted frame in very good original condition.       
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venini Chandelier Carlo Scarpa Poliedri 1950 Murano Glass Iron Brass, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier Murano glass Carlo Scarpa Poliedri 1950 iron brass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Pair of Pink and Light Blu Poliedri Chandelier C. Scarpa Venini Variation, 1970'
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous pair of poliedri chandeliers, rare combination of iridescent pink and light blue color Murano glass. Available four pairs and also 6 pair of sconces. Provenance form a his...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Murano, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
A pair of Carlo Scarpa chandeliers for Venini with original 96 ice and pink Poliedri. The structure has been completely renovated in compliance with the US standard.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Carlo Scarpa Extra Large 245 Murano Glass Pieces 'Poliedri' Chandeliers
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of two Venini chandeliers with 245 handblown polyhedral Murano glass elements hanging from two metal tiers at several levels. The glass elements are clear, lavender and light b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini “Carlo Scarpa” Poliedri Murano Glass Iron Brass, 1960, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini “Carlo Scarpa” Poliedri Murano glass iron brass, 1960, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

‘Poliedri’ Italian Lamp Designed by Carlo Scarpa and Edited by Venini
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Madrid, ES
Suspension lamp model “Poliedri” designed by Carlo Scarpa, edited by Venini. Composed by Murano crystal pieces over a structure made in white lacquer metal. Signed. Our main target ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Murano Glass

Carlo Scarpa Mid-Century Modern Venini Pair of Murano Glass Poliedri Lamps
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of model lamps "Poliedri" designed by Carlo Scarpa and edited by Venini, with structure in lacquered metal and Murano glass, Italy, 1950s. Carlo Scarpa was born in Venice in ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Suspension Lamp Model ‘Poliedri’ Designed by Carlo Scarpa and Edited by Venini
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Madrid, ES
Suspension lamp model “Poliedri” designed by Carlo Scarpa, edited by Venini. Composed by pieces of solid crystal over a structure made of lacquer metal, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Suspension Lamp Model "Poliedri" Designed by Carlo Scarpa and Edited by Venini
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Madrid, ES
Suspension lamp model “Poliedri” designed by Carlo Scarpa, edited by Venini. Composed by pieces of solid crystal over a structure made in white lacquer metal.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Poliedri Clear and Pale Blue Ceiling Light by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in London, GB
A large 1960s hexagon shaped Poliedri ceiling light. Clear and pale blue Murano glass components on a metal structure. 16 lighter, design by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Measures: 100 x ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Old Original Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Budapest, HU
Original hand blown chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini in the shape of a bunch of grapes. It is composed of clear and amber color "poliedri".
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of clear ones and light amber ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Ready to ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Poliedri Chandelier attributed to Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Murano glass poliedri chandelier attributed to Venini. Each glass, handblown in a mold, is clear with a textured surface. The glasses are larger in size than those seen on most of th...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Pair of Venini Poliedri Chandeliers
By Venini
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Pair of Venini poliedri chandeliers in extraordinary dimensions and conditions. Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic pink hand blown Murano glasses and white lacqu...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Blown Glass

  • Pair of Venini Poliedri Chandeliers
  • Pair of Venini Poliedri Chandeliers
  • Pair of Venini Poliedri Chandeliers
  • Pair of Venini Poliedri Chandeliers
H 15.75 in. Dm 37.41 in.
Venini Poliedri Chandelier, Marked, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful polyhedral chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini from the 1960s. It features dozens of clear handblown Murano glasses on four tiers. Adding to the value of this piece are V...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Large Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of light blue ones and light rose’ ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Read...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Rose' Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix ranging from rose’ to light amber. Ready to hang on a chain. Condition: Excel...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Small Venini Poliedri Murano Glass Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury chandelier by Venini made with their iconic poliedri Murano glasses. The glasses are a mix of light blue ones and light rose’ ones mounted on a white lacquered frame. Read...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Impressive Venini Poliedri Chandelier By Carlo Scarpa
By Venini
Located in Vienna, AT
Impressive and perfectly sized Venini chandelier by italian architect Carlo Scarpa in very good condition. Illuminates beautifully with a total of eleven bulbs.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Huge Venini Poliedri Pendant
By Venini
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Hand blown Murano glass Poliedri pendant. Very elegant clear light poliedri, chrome structure. Large size
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

  • Huge Venini Poliedri Pendant
  • Huge Venini Poliedri Pendant
  • Huge Venini Poliedri Pendant
  • Huge Venini Poliedri Pendant
H 11.82 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Italian Smoky Murano Glass Poliedri Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Smoky Murano glass Poliedri chandelier by Venini. Six-light sockets / wired for U.S. 183 glasses This item is located in Brooklyn.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Polyhedral Poliedri Chandelier in the Style of Venini
By Venini
Located in Cathedral City, CA
A polyhedral chandelier in the style of Venini. Has six lights and chrome hardware.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Venini
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Two-color Poliedri chandelier designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Painted metal structure marked " Venini, Murano, Made in Italy " Clear and gray handblown Murano glasses.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Poliedri Murano Glass Brass, 1955
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa chandelier Poliedri Murano glass brass, 1955.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Murano Poliedri Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian Mid-Century Murano Poliedri glass chandelier. Six light sockets/wired for U.S.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Poliedri Fixture Attributed to Venini
By Venini
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Very chic handblown glass clear poliedri fixture attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

"Poliedri" Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Melbourne, VIC
A midcentury polyhedral chandelier designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Layered tiers of 99 handblown "poliedri" glass rest snuggled side by side to form a stunning light. The overal...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Carlo Scarpa Chandelier Blue Lilla Murano Glass Poliedri, 1950
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini Carlo Scarpa chandelier Poliedri blue lilla Murano glass, 1950.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Large Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in London, GB
A large poliedri chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, with 65 large, 18cm high, clear glass Poliedri drops suspended from chromed metal frame with seven-light fittings. Re wired wi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Large Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
  • Large Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
  • Large Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
  • Large Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
H 13.78 in. Dm 27.56 in. L 13.78 in.
Rare Poliedri Hanging Fixture by Venini
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Paolo Venini and originally Introduced in 1957. Beautiful and large fixture with textured blown glass. Abstract diamond forms with faceted sides hanging from multi-armed ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Charming Venini "Poliedri" Chandelier Designed by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Murano chandelier designed by Carlo Scarpa, 1958-1960 for Venini, yellow and clear transparent glass, nine-light sockets. Signed Venini.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Venini Chandelier Poliedri Carlo Scarpa 1950 Iron Murano Glass, Italy
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier Poliedri Carlo Scarpa 1950 iron Murano glass, Italy.
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Vintage 1950s European Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Other

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Venini Chandeliers Poliedri For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal venini chandeliers poliedri for your home. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and metal, every venini chandeliers poliedri was constructed with great care. Find 93 options for an antique or vintage venini chandeliers poliedri now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a venini chandeliers poliedri — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each venini chandeliers poliedri bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made venini chandeliers poliedri over the years, but those crafted by Carlo Scarpa, Venini and Fabio Ltd are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Venini Chandeliers Poliedri?

A venini chandeliers poliedri can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $11,330, while the lowest priced sells for $166 and the highest can go for as much as $266,000.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.