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Alessandro Pianon Furniture

Italian, 1931-1984

Venice has long been a manufacturing center for exquisite art glass, and since as early as the 8th century, legions of expert glassmakers have been honing their skills there. The glass components of eminently collectible chandeliers, sconces, and table lamps and other objects and fixtures are hand-blown in the region by a master of Murano glass, named for the Italian island of Murano, where glassmaking has been practiced for hundreds of years, using a variety of artisanal processes. Renowned glass artist Alessandro Pianon was a product of the region’s rich glassmaking tradition.

Born in Venice, Pianon studied at the Architecture School in Venice to become an architect and designer. Prolific glass manufacturer Vetreria Vistosi hired Pianon in 1956 to design the company logo. The history of Vistosi and its extraordinary lighting and decorative objects reaches as far back as 1640, when the Gazzabin family of Murano opened a furnace for producing Murano glass art. "Vistoso," which was originally a nickname, became part of the family's surname, and eventually the name “Vistosi” was used to refer to the family’s glass creations.

Pleased with his work, the manufacturer retained Pianon as a designer. At Vistosi, Pianon developed his glass-blowing techniques and designed a series of collections of pieces for the company (the maker’s “Pulcini” bird sculptures are particularly well-known). Over this time he perfected his unique style, producing pendant lamps and chandeliers of all different kinds, whimsical bird sculptures in vibrant colors that feature richly textured surfaces, and other objects and furnishings. He started his own design studio in 1962.

Pianon’s work is highly collectible — his lighthearted “Pulcini” birds, with their bulbous forms and lanky legs of patinated copper, are very popular with lovers of art glass, and these works introduce cheeriness and pops of color into any interior. 

On 1stDibs, find vintage Alessandro Pianon lighting and decorative objects.

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Creator: Alessandro Pianon
Alessandro Pianon Bird (pulcino) for Vistosi
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Brussels, BE
Great Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi Murano art glass bird. Iconic design. Fine and good condition, free of any chips, cracks, or repairs "Pulcini" Bird (c.1963)
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Art Glass

Mid-century modern orange glass table lamp, Vistosi Italy, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Firenze, IT
Modern monumental table lamp designed by Alessandro Pianon Vistosi Italy, circa 1960s Orange Murano onion shaped glass brass rod and base 53 cm H - diam. 27 cm Triple bulbs. Eu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Stained Glass

Red glass pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Red Model L 63 glass pendant designed in the 1960s by Alessandro Pianon for Venetian glassmaker Vistosi. The glass is subtle and still in beautiful vintage condition. The metal ceil...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

Large L 72 Glass pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large Model L 72 glass pendant designed in the 1960s by Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi in Murano. The lamp is in very good vintage condition and comes with the original meta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

Alessandro Pianon ' Pulcini ' Murano Bird Sculpture
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Alessandro Pianon ' Pulcini ' Murano Bird Sculpture
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass

Huge Vistosi Murano Glass Vase by Alessandro Pianon
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful Vistosi cylinder hat shaped vase in clear glass with partial black glass at the bottom and a Vistosi trademark red glass edge. Designer Alessandro Pianon started working fo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass

20th Century Alessandro Pianon Pair of Colored Chandeliers for Vistosi, 60s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Turin, Turin
Alessandro Pianon (1931-1964) studied architecture at the University of Venice and in 1956 started working for Vistosi, designing its brand. In 1962 Alessandro opened his own design...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass

Italian Red Opal Glass Tube Pendant Lamp by Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s
By Gino Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Antwerp, BE
This large pendant lamp was designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Murano in the 1960s. This elegant slim pendant lamp is made of red opal Murano Glass a very high quality lamp i...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Glass

Pulcino Glass Bird by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi Murano Italy 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Troy, MI
A rare Pulcino bird designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Visosti Murano Italy circa 1962 Hand-blown glass in deep orange with inset glass murrine e...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Copper

Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Pulcino, 1962
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in London, GB
Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Pulcino, 1962 A Beautiful wedge shaped "Pulcini" bird glass sculpture in blue with dark blue decorative spira...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Blown Glass

Alessandro Pianon Rare Hand Blown Glass Bird for Vistosi 'Murano' 1963
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in New York, NY
Rare hand blown glass bird, Pulcini Series, green with red and blue murrhines with copper feet by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Murano Italy, ca...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Copper

20th Century Alessandro Pianon Murano Glass Pendant Lamp for Vistosi, Lilac
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Turin, Turin
Alessandro Pianon (1931-1964) studied architecture at the University of Venice and in 1956 started working for Vistosi, designing its brand. In 1962 Alessandro opened his own design...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass

20th Century Alessandro Pianon Murano Glass Pendant Lamp for Vistosi, Yellow
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Turin, Turin
Alessandro Pianon (1931-1964) studied architecture at the University of Venice and in 1956 started working for Vistosi, designing its brand. In 1962 Alessandro opened his own design...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass

Alessandro Pianon, a Pulcino Glass Bird for Vistosi, Murano, circa 1963
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
An instantly recognisable design, this delightful spiky orange fellow is one of a group of five birds created in 1952-3 by Alessandro Pianon for the Vistosi glassworks on the island ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Copper

Tall glass pendants by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi - a pair
By Gino Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Dallas, TX
Very long Mid-Century Modern Murano glass pendant lights, by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Italy 1960s. The pair is made of a sky blue and a yellow Murano glass pendants. The doub...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass

L143 pendant lamp by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in UTRECHT, NL
Large model L-143 pendant lamp in Murano glass. Designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi in Murano during the 1960s. Hand-made round shaped cylinder in white glass with green, blue,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass

Vistosi Murano Vase Design Peter Pelzel and Alessandro Pianon, 1960s
By P. Pelzel, Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Parma, IT
Vase design Peter Pelzel and Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi Murano 1960s. Taupe-colored funnel vase with polychrome murrine band. In excellent condition.
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1960s Italian Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass, Murrine

Vistosi Glass Pendant by Alessandro Pianon, Italy 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Glass tube pendant by Alessandro Pianon. Italy, Vistosi, 1960s. Beautifully shaped glass pendant, hand blown on Murano and produced by Vistosi. T...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Blown Glass

Murano Art Glass Purple Pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s, Italy
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano art glass lavender purple pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s, Italy. Lovely large murine (or millefiori) at the center of a top hat pendant...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Antique Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass, Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

1960s Alessandro Pianon Lumenform Italy Ceiling Lamp in Glass
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Biella, IT
Alessandro Pianon ceiling lamp glass by Lumenform Italy design years 60. Perfect vintage condition A, diameter 15 inches height 40 inches.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

1960s Alessandro Pianon Lumenform Italy Ceiling Lamp in Glass
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Biella, IT
Alessandro Pianon ceiling lamp glass by Lumenform Italy design years 60 Perfect vintage condition a, diameter 15 inches and height 40 inches.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum

Glass Vistosi Pendant Lamp by Alessandro Pianon, 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in UTRECHT, NL
Glass pendant lamp designed by Alessandro Pianon in the 1960s. Made by glass-works factory Vistosi. This lamp is part of a series that Alessandro designed. These lamps feature an out...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

Alessandro Pianon Blown Glass Fish
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An Alessandro Pianon blown glass fish Created at Vistosi in Murano, Italy Light Blue Translucent Glass Highlighted by Hand -crafted Murrines.  
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1960s Italian Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Art Glass

Tall Colorful Murano Glass Pendants by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960's
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in London, GB
Two sets of 3 colored large elongated Murano blown glass pendants in blue, green (Inside is a blown thin inner layer of white opal translucent glass to spread a warm and soft light) ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Hanging Lamp Model ui by Vistosi, Design by Alessandro Pianon, 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful orange hanging lamp, this model is also called Ui. (The shape of an Onion). These lamps are mouth blown and this is also called Murano glass. The inside is always white. This lamp unfortunately no longer has stickers of vistosi. Alessandro Pianon was born in Venice, Italy in 1931. He studied architecture at the University of Venice. In 1956, he worked at Vistosi, where he designed the company's logo. In 1962 he opened his own design studio. Pianon died in Venice in 1984. Alessandro Pianon designed this pendant lamp in 1956, it was made for many years. It was produced for several years. It is characteristic of Alessandro's design vocabulary: simple, geometric shapes and monochromatic colours. None of these pendant lamps are identical and all handmade. This lamp is an early production. Vistosi was created in 1945 by Guglielmo Vistosi in Murano, focused on lighting. After his untimely death, his sons Gino and Luciano joined their uncle Oreste in founding the company Vistosi. In 1956, Alessandro Pianon, a Venetian architect, joined the company. Together with the second generation Luciano and Gino Vistosi, they gave the company a spin with a focus on innovation and design. The company employs some very relevant designers such as Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti. Peter Pelzel...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Hanging Lamp Model ui by Vistosi, Design by Alessandro Pianon 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful orange hanging lamp, this model is also called Ui. (The shape of an Onion). These lamps are mouth blown and this is also called Murano glass. The inside is always white. This lamp unfortunately no longer has stickers of vistosi. Alessandro Pianon was born in Venice, Italy in 1931. He studied architecture at the University of Venice. In 1956, he worked at Vistosi, where he designed the company's logo. In 1962 he opened his own design studio. Pianon died in Venice in 1984. Alessandro Pianon designed this pendant lamp in 1956, it was made for many years. It was produced for several years. It is characteristic of Alessandro's design vocabulary: simple, geometric shapes and monochromatic colours. None of these pendant lamps are identical and all handmade. This lamp is an early production. Vistosi was created in 1945 by Guglielmo Vistosi in Murano, focused on lighting. After his untimely death, his sons Gino and Luciano joined their uncle Oreste in founding the company Vistosi. In 1956, Alessandro Pianon, a Venetian architect, joined the company. Together with the second generation Luciano and Gino Vistosi, they gave the company a spin with a focus on innovation and design. The company employs some very relevant designers such as Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti. Peter Pelzel...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Alessandro Pianon Pulcini Glass Bird
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An Orange Pulcini Bird Designed by Alessandro Pianon and manufactured by Vistosi c. 1963o Smooth surface with copper legs. Minor carbon black spot, whi...
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1960s Italian Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Art Glass

Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in bari, IT
Alessandro Pianon Murano Murano Glass Pendant Element. 60s. Inside is covered by a thin layer of white opal glass to spread a warm and soft light. It is in perfect original condition...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass

L 59 Large Glass Pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large Model L 59 glass pendant designed in the 1960s by Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi in Murano. The glass is white, with a ring of vertical colored stripes of about 15 c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

Alessandro Pianon Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass, 60's
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in bari, IT
Alessandro Pianon Murano Murano glass pendant element. 60s. Inside is covered by a thin layer of white opal glass to spread a warm and soft light. It is in perfect original condition...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass

Yellow Glass Pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Yellow Model L 63 glass pendant designed in the 1960s by Alessandro Pianon for Venetian glassmaker Vistosi. The glass is subtle and still in beautiful vintage condition. The metal c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi, Murano Glass Gray Cased Lattimo Suspension, Murrina
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This is the version from Vistosi with the big murrina in the center of the body. Designed by Alessandro Pianon. Made in lattimo opaline glass cased over with taupe gray. Mouth-blow...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

2 Ischia Lighting Pendant by Pianon Alessandro, for Castle, Fontana Arte 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Lucca, IT
2 Ischia pendant lighting of Alessandro Pianon, from Castle, Fontana Arte Venice, 1960, Italy. Vetro opalino con una fascia in metallo laccata di verde,
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

Green Murano Glass Pendant Lamp by Alessandro Pianon, for Vistosi, Italy, 1960s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This fantastic pendant lamp was designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi in Italy in the 1960s. It has a white opaline glass inner chalice, surrounded with a green Murano glass shel...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Metal

White and Orange Murano Glass 1960s Pendant by a. Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This elegant Murano glass pendant is made from a burnished brass structure and two handmade glass elements: An opaline spherical lamp shade and an “incamiciato” orange round shade.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass, Aluminum

Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in bari, IT
Alessandro Pianon Murano Murano glass pendant element. 60s. Inside is covered by a thin layer of white opal glass to spread a warm and soft light. It is in perfect original condition...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass

Alessandro Pianon Murano Glass Candleholder for Vistosi, Italy, 1950s
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Milan, IT
Alessandro Pianon Murano glass candleholder for Vistosi, Italy, 1950s. Alessandro Pianon light brown Murano glass candleholder. Reference Do...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass

Large Midcentury Glass Pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi
By Gino Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Vienna, AT
Double layered glass opaline. Designed in 1956 by Alessandro Pianon for Gino Vistosi. Dimension shade only: Height 40 x Ø 45 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Glass

Two Pendant Fixtures by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Murano, Italy
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Weesp, NL
Two late 1950s handblown satin finished pendant lamps designed by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Murano - Italy. Both lamps are in perfect condition. Measurements: H 47 x D 13 cm. Ea...
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1950s Italian Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Blown Glass

Ceiling Lamp by Alessandro Pianon, 1965
By Alessandro Pianon, Candle
Located in Berlin, DE
Model 'a 324 Ischia' nickel-plated brass, opaline glass Dimensions / ø 48cm H.36cm Design / Alessandro Pianon 1965 Manufacturer / Candle Italy Please notice: Set of two, also...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Brass, Nickel

Ceiling Lamp by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, Italy, circa 1960
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautul Murano glass ceiling lamp by Alessandro Pianon, manufactured by Vistosi in Italy around 1960. This stunning lamp is made of the highest quality hand-blown white murano glass in a cylinder shape. It's shape is very unique and therefore it would make a true eye-catcher in any modern interior. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Vistosi is one of the oldest glassblowing families, their roots date back to the 18th century. In 1945, Guglielmo Vistosi opened a manufacture of innovative design and concepts of production. The industrial design fascinated Vistosi. He connected this with local glass-making techniques. After his death in 1952, his younger brother Oreste Vistosi acquired the company, assisted by the sons Gino and Luciano. The factory now specialised in light objects. His nephew and external artists worked in the factory, such as Peter Pelzel...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Murano Glass

Stunning cylindrical spiral white pendant Vistosi glass by Alessandro Pianon, Italy 1960's
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful Vistosi pendant with a cylinder hat shape and spiral blown white glass. Alessandro Pianon started working for Vistosi in 1956 and founded his own design office in 1962 Alessandro Pianon Venice 1931 - 1984 Studied architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV) 1956 worked for Vistosi and designed the Vistosi logo 1962 opened a design office Vistosi is one of the oldest glassblowing families, their roots date back to the 18th century. In 1945, Guglielmo Vistosi opened a manufacture of innovative design and concepts of production. The industrial design fascinated Vistosi. He connected this with local glass-making techniques. After his death in 1952, his younger brother Oreste Vistosi acquired the company, assisted by the sons Gino and Luciano. The factory now specialised in light objects. His nephew and external artists worked in the factory, such as Peter Pelzel...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Glass

Alessandro Pianon Model S 189 Pulcini Pulcino Murano Bird Sculpture with Murrine
By Alessandro Pianon
Located in Ann Arbor, MI
Alessandro Pianon Model S 189 Pulcini Pulcino Murano Bird Sculpture with Murrine Decoration. These rare sculptures were made at Vistosi on the I...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alessandro Pianon Furniture

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Blown Glass

Alessandro Pianon furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Alessandro Pianon furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Alessandro Pianon furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Alessandro Pianon were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Pia Guidetti Crippa, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, and Giovanni Michelucci. Prices for Alessandro Pianon furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $553 and can go as high as $15,290, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,765.

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