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Renato Toso

Italian, b. 1940

Italian designer and architect Renato Toso creates beautiful mid-century modern and modern pendant lights and sconces out of creamy Murano glass. His designs have a chic retro appeal characterized by soft curves and effortless elegance. He is part of the design firm Toso, Massari & Associates, which he founded with his wife, designer Giovanna Noti Massari.

Toso was born in 1940 in Murano, Italy. Murano is a Venetian island with a long glassmaking tradition. Both Toso and Massari studied architecture in Venice and founded Toso, Massari & Associati in 1966. The studio specializes in architecture and lighting design for interior and industrial spaces. 

Toso, Massari & Associati has partnered with numerous companies over the years, including lighting company Leucos, which Toso and Massari participated in founding. The studio has designed collections for historic lighting manufacturer Vistosi, one of Murano’s most prominent glassmakers. In 2007, Toso, Massari & Associati created a series of modular lamps called Ecos for the company. This series was followed up in 2013 by the Noon lamp collection, based on the moon’s phases.

The studio has won first place in several design competitions and shows, including the Venice Biennale, the Milan Triennial XII and the National Design Competition in Trieste. Its work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Palazzo Grassi in Venice.

Today, Toso and Massari’s children — Anna, Marco, Pio and Tito —are all part of Toso, Massari & Associati.

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Murano Venini Glass "Totem" Floor or Table Lamp by Toso & Massari Italy 2001
By Gaetano Pesce, Venini, Toso, Massari & Associates, Noti Massari, Renato Toso
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Rare Postmodern "Totem" floor or table lamp by Renato Toso, Noti Massari, and Associates for the premier Murano glassworks: Venini. Constructed of a diamond shaped metal base, under...
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Renato Toso

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Two 1980s Modernist White Wavy Murano Glass Rectangular Wall Sconces by Leucos
By Leucos, Renato Toso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
These Wall Sconces by Leucos exemplify the sleek and avant-garde aesthetic of the era. Each sconce features a rectangular high-quality white Murano glass, renowned for its clarity an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Renato Toso

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Brass, Metal

Fratelli Toso Murano vase "Kiku"
By Ermanno Toso, Renato Toso, Fratelli Toso
Located in Aachen, DE
The Murrine for these vessels were designed by Ermanno and Renato Toso and Poli Peralda prior to 1964. The successful series was in production for many decades to come. Nowadays even...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Renato Toso

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Aella table lamp by Noti Massari & Renato Toso for Leucos, 1960s
By Renato Toso, Noti Massari, Leucos
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large Aella 50 table lamp designed by Noti Massari & Renato Toso for Leucos at the end of the 1960s. The lamp consists of two main parts; the metal cylinder shaped base and a diffus...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Renato Toso

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Metal

Murano Glass Sasso Stone Bowl, Renato Toso for Fratteli Toso, Italy, Green
By Renato Toso, Fratelli Toso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Murano Glass Sasso stone bowl, Renato Toso for Fratteli Toso, Italy, Green Vide-Poche, Abstract sculpture. Renato Toso (b. 1940) for Fratteli Toso Sasso stone bowl, Murano, Italy, g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Renato Toso

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Murano Glass

Vintage Renato Toso Murano Domed Smoke Art Glass Hanging Pendant Light, 1970s
By Renato Toso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Renato Toso Murano Domed smoke art glass hanging pendant light, 1970s smoke grey color out side, opaline white inside with a clear edge. Polished chr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Renato Toso

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1980s Renato Toso Modernist White and Red Murano Glass and Brass Pendant
By Renato Toso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A modernist white and red murano glass pendant designed and manufactured in Italy by Toso, height of the glass part is cm 33, brass it's in or...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Renato Toso

Materials

Brass

Italian Murano Glass Floor Lamp by Renato Toso for Leucos
By Leucos Design Lab, Renato Toso
Located in Milan, Italy
Floor lamp designed by Renato Toso and produced by Leucos in 1980. Perfect conditions.  
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Renato Toso

Materials

Murano Glass

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Renato Toso 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 Renato Toso furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 35 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 18 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Renato Toso were created in the modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Tommaso Cimini, Hangar Design Group, and Valentina Giovando. Prices for Renato Toso furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $592 and can go as high as $13,426, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,322.

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