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Archimede Seguso

Italian, 1909-1999

Archimede Seguso redefined a 650-year family history of Murano glass-making with brilliance and novel techniques, elevating him to an exemplar for the maestros of his time as well as for future generations of glassmakers. This next generation included his sons and grandsons, who carried on and further expanded the family legacy of Venetian art glass. The survival and revival of traditional glassblowing combined with unique design are the legacies left behind by a master.

Seguso grew up in the family furnaces of the Soffieria Barovier Seguso and Ferro, where his training began at age 11. By the time he turned 20, he was a maestro in his own right, joining the family business as a partner.

In 1933 the company changed its name to Seguso Vetri D’Arte, and Seguso gained sole control. He collaborated with designers Flavio Poli and Vittorio Zecchin, which allowed him to achieve artistic sovereignty leading to the opening in 1946 of his own furnace, Vetreria Seguso Archimede. There, he could explore his design ideas with creative freedom. In 2007, the 23rd generation of Seguso glassmakers took the lead at Seguso Vetri D’Arte. Brothers Gianluca, Pierpaolo and Gianandrea Seguso carry a six-century dynasty of Seguso glass into the 21st Century.

Archimede Seguso’s art glass pays homage to tradition. Seguso studied and mastered techniques from centuries past, but he also pioneered innovative approaches, such as submersion and unconventional color constitutions. He awarded future generations with stunning and unprecedented effects, such as ribbed textures, rings, needle shapes and the appearance of embedded objects.

A lifetime of achievement created by Seguso is honored in museums worldwide, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf, to name a few. His exhibit resume spans decades, beginning with XX Biennale, Venezia, in 1936. It includes a 1989 exhibit of “Il Maestro dei Maestri” at Tiffany & Co., New York, and 2013 exhibitions at Musée Maillol in Paris and Museo della Basilica di San Marco in Venice.

On 1stDibs, find an array of vintage Archimede Seguso glass, decorative objects, lighting and mirrors alongside a collection from his brother Angelo Seguso and his grandsons’ firm Seguso Viro.

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$1,597
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Elephant Sculpture in Pink Murano Glass by Archimede Seguso, 1950s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful baby elephant sculpture, designed and made by Italian master glassmaker Archimede Seguso in 1950s in fine light pink Murano glass, using special freehand Murano glass techn...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Archimede Seguso

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Twisted Column Murano Gold Inclusion Lamps
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Paris, France
Outstanding pair of table lamps in the shape of twisted columns in amber Murano glass Seguso, circa 1950-1960. The lamps sit on patinated bronzed metal bases and retain all their ori...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Archimede Seguso

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Metal

Seguso Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass Aquarium, 1950s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Beautiful Murano glass aquarium, produced by the mastery of Archimede Seguso, high level craftsmanship.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Archimede Seguso

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Murano Glass

Archimede Seguso Murano Green White Zanfirico Ribbons Italian Art Glass Bowl
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown Zanfirico ribbons Italian art glass bowl. Documented to designer Archimede Seguso, circa 1955. Still retains an original "Archimede Seguso - Murano - Made...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Chandelier by Archimede Seguso, 1940s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Rome, IT
Three leaves in pulegoso glass form this chandelier by Master Archimede Seguso . With the same leaves were realized the most valuable of the famous Venetian sconces.
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Late 20th Century Italian Archimede Seguso

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Blown Glass

Seguso Murano Opal Blue Gold Leaf Italian Art Glass Leaping Dolphin Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown opalescent green, blue, dark spots and gold flecks Italian art glass leaping dolphin or fish sculpture. Documented to designer Archimede Seguso, a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso

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Gold Leaf

Archimede Seguso Murano Sommerso Purple Pink Fuchsia Geode Art Glass Bowl
By Archimede Seguso, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hand blown Murano Sommerso square shaped geode bowl in purple pink fuchsia and clear glass . Italy, 1960s. Eyecatching colors in shades of pink and purple using the "sommerso" techn...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Midcentury Wall Sconce by Seguso Italy
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
original 1950's wall sconce produced by Seguso in Murano, Italy in perfect condition and have the original bracket designed for this glass specifically.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso

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Brass

  • Midcentury Wall Sconce by Seguso Italy
  • Midcentury Wall Sconce by Seguso Italy
  • Midcentury Wall Sconce by Seguso Italy
  • Midcentury Wall Sconce by Seguso Italy
H 8.67 in. W 9.06 in. D 5.52 in.
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Archimede Seguso furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Archimede Seguso's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Archimede Seguso collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 301 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Archimede Seguso were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Alfredo Barbini, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Murano. Prices for Archimede Seguso furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $150 and tops out at $60,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,619 on average..

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