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Venini Lighting

Italian

Beginning in the 1930s — and throughout the postwar years especially — Venini & Co. played a leading role in the revival of Italy’s high-end glass industry, pairing innovative modernist designers with the skilled artisans in the centuries-old glass workshops on the Venetian island of Murano. While the company’s founder, Paolo Venini (1895–1959), was himself a highly talented glassware designer, his true genius was to invite forward-thinking Italian and international designers to Murano’s hallowed workshops to create Venini pieces — among them Giò Ponti, Massimo Vignelli, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, Thomas Stearnsof the United States and Fulvio Bianconi.

Paolo Venini trained and practiced as a lawyer for a time, though his family had been involved with glassmaking for generations. After initially buying a share in a Venetian glass firm, he took over the company as his own in 1925, and under his direction it produced mainly classical Baroque designs. In 1932, he hired the young Carlo Scarpa— who would later distinguish himself as an architect — as his lead designer. Scarpa, working in concert with practiced glass artisans, completely modernized Venini, introducing simple, pared-down forms; bright primary colors; and bold patterns such as stripes, banding and abstract compositions that utilized cross sections of murrine (glass rods).

Paolo Venini’s best designs are thought to be his two-color Clessidre hourglasses, produced from 1957 onward, and the Fazzoletto (“handkerchief”) vase, designed with Bianconi in 1949. Bianconi’s masterworks are considered by many to be his Pezzato works — colorful vases with patterns that resemble those of a patchwork quilt. Other noteworthy and highly collectible vintage Venini works include Ponti’s dual-tone stoppered bottles (circa 1948); rare glass sculptures from the Doge series by Stearns, the first American to design for the firm; Vignelli’s striped lanterns of the 1960s; the Occhi vases with eyelet-shaped patterns by Tobia Scarpa (son of Carlo); and, with their almost zen purity, the Bolle (“bubbles”) bottles designed by Wirkkala in 1968. 

With these works — and many others by some of the creative titans of the 20th and 21st century — Venini has produced one of the truly great bodies of work in modern design.

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Creator: Venini
Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce Wall Light with Murano Glass Beads
By Venini, Angelo Lelii, Arredoluce
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, wall light, glass, lacquered steel, Murano glass produced by Venini, Italy, circa 1966 This highly sought-after lamp is designed by Angelo Lelii for I...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Steel

Mid Century Clear Murano Glass Large Sconces, by Venini - set of four
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large geometrical Mid-Century Modern Murano glass sconces, by Venini Italy 1980s. Two pairs available. Sold and priced by pair. A modern design for these Triedri clear Mura...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

VENINI Chandelier Murano Glass Metal Crome 1950 Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
VENINI Chandelier
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Large Venini Glass and Brass Sconce
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Venini glass sconce with thick blown glass shade from Italy, 1950's. Large cup shape glass with rippled texture and ribbed brass arm. Newly wired with single socket. Origin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Glass Murano with Gilt Gold Structure, Italy 1990
By Venini
Located in DÉNIA, ES
Exceptional Venini ceiling lighting with large curved leaves glass Murano with gilt gold structure. The Design and the quality of the glass make this piece the best of the Italian De...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass, Murano Glass

Alioth Floor Lamp by Alessandro Mendini, Limited Series, Venini Murano
By Alessandro Mendini, Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Alioth is a luminaire from the “Galassia” series designed by Alessandro Mendini and presented by Venini at the Euroluce fair in Milan. The base is in matt black metal, the very thin...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Metal

Ludovico Diaz de Santillana Rare 1960s Table Lamp for Venini
By Venini, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
Located in Tilburg, NL
Ludovico Diaz de Santillana Venini Table Lamp, Italy, 1960s. This rare table lamp shows the exquisite finesse of the work of Ludovico Diaz de Santillana (1931-1989). Its large sha...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Brass

Grande Midcentury Chandelier Designed by Venini with Murano Glass Tubes 1950s
By Venini
Located in Almelo, NL
Grande midcentury chandelier designed by Venini with Murano glass, Italy 1950s This grande chandelier consists of countless glass 'tubes' with textured designs of Murano glass and...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Metal

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamp in white and blue swirl hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". Priced ...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamps in orange and green hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". We have the ...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Pair Murano Glass and Brass pendants, circa 1970
By Venini
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of Murano glass pendants, circa 1970. Featuring thick blue/green colored glass and brass hardware. Restored and newly rewired, 100W Max- excellent condition. Perfect for over a ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Space Age Table Lamp by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1960 in Murano Glass
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful Mid-Centrury Modern table lamp by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1960 in clear, blue and orange Murano glass, from the "Membrana" series, the sphere is intruded by two dif...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Chrome

Unusual Venini Glass and Chrome Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This chandelier has both triangular glass and chrome hanging elements making it highly reflective and bright. Some glass shades have internal cracks, common for this type of chandeli...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp Venini
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Murano glass ceiling lamp Venini design, 1960.
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Murano Glass Venini Curved Sconces
By Venini
Located in Austin, TX
Italian hand blown Murano glass sconces by Venini made of eight curved rods in clear glass with a deep black glass core in the ‘Filigrana’ technique. The light bounces beautifully of...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Tina Marie Aufiero for Venini Pair of White and Blue Glass Wall Lights
By Venini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tina Marie Aufiero for Venini, pair of sconces, in glass, Italy 1985. Elegant pair of wall-lights in white and blue colored glass by the Italian manufacturer Venini. These lights ...
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

1970's Murano Glass and Chrome Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Looking for lighting that makes an impression? From the chrome chain and canopy, underneath we get to a spectacular combination of hanging crystal-glass bars 117 Quadriedri- shaped a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

One of Three Venini Style Murano Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy
By Venini
Located in Rijssen, NL
One of the three Murano glass wall sconces featuring five crystal clear glass "triete" prism-rods, with brass details and back plate. Illuminates beautifully. High-end pieces. Cle...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

20th Century Venini Pair of Wall Lamp Model Poliedri in Colored Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in Turin, Turin
It was back in 1958 when the chandelier triumphed at the Brussels Expo, at the center of the Italian pavilion. Since then, its infinitely glittering appearance of polyhedrons continu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Venini Brass and Cased Glass Lantern
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cobolt blue and milk glass lantern-styled ceiling lamp with brass blade armature.
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1950s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

VeArt 1960s Italian Pair of Copper Silver Speckles Black Murano Glass Urn Lamps
By VeArt, Venini
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Italian vintage lamps commissioned to VeArt by Pauly & C. (VeArt-Venini and Pauly & C. labels), in black blown murano glass worked with the highest quality of technique cal...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Silver, Copper

Pair of Venini Wall Lights in the Form of Feathered Turbans
By Venini
Located in London, GB
A pair of good quality Venini wall lights in hand blown gold tinted glass with brass fittings in the form of feathered turbans. En suite with another pair.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Anni Trenta Suspension Lamp by Venini, White
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Anni Trenta line was debuted by Venini in 1997. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I alw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Outstanding three tiered rippled Murano glass chandelier by Venini.
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1950s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

Venini "Trilobo" Chandelier with Clear and Yellow Glass Rods, 1960s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
"Trilobo" chandelier with suspended clear and yellow glass rods by Venini, Murano Italy, 1960s. The color and execution are wonderful. Diameter: 24 inches H: 32 inches overall ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Midcentury Italian Murano Venini Spiral Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Baltimore, MD
Venini chandelier, Murano Italy circa 1960, an elegant midcentury five-tier spiral clear glass chandelier, five layers of conforming graduated star shaped Murano Venini prism pendant...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

1970's Quadriedri Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Amsterdam, NH
Looking for lighting that makes an impression? This is the one. From round brass plate, underneath we get to a spectacular arrangement of 121 Quadriedri Murano glass bars. This light...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Sconce, Dated, circa 1935
By Venini
Located in Sacile, PN
Three Venini sconces, big dimension, truncated pyramid shape. Made by alternate clear and amethyst glass plates. *********ONE SCONCE AVAILABLE*********
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Berlin, BE
Venini Murano chandelier with 88 lights, no chips. 4x E27. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a specialist concerning local requirements.
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Murano Multicolored Chandelier by Gio Ponti for Venini
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Murano multicolored chandelier by Gio Ponti for Venini. Murano, colorful glass, with gold flecks and brass trim.    
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Sconce Murano Glass Gold Brass, 1930, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconce murano glass gold brass, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Pair of Amber Murano Glass Pendants by Venini, 1980s
By Venini
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A pair of amber cylinder shaped glass pendants designed and produced by Murano glass specialist Venini. The internal part with the bulb holder indicates that these lamps are from ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Boletus Large Table Lamp in Blown and Engraved Glass by Paolo Venini, Venini
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
About the "Boletus" large table lamp by Paolo Venini, Venini Murano (Italy) Large table lamp in hand-blown pink glass. The entire body of the lamp is engraved with fine lines which...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Modernist Hand Blown Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier with Brass Fittings
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This dramatic glass sputnik chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Brass

Space Age Table Lamp by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1960 in Murano Glass
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern one light table lamp by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1960 in purple, green and white Murano glass.    
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Glass Chrome Pendant Lamp by T. Zuccheri, Italy 1970
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Italian glass chrome pendant lamp by Toni Zuccheri, Italy 1970s. Spectacular hanging lamp by Toni Zuccheri with glass and chrome from the Space Age era. The mouth...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

20 Mid-Century Modern Murano 'Tessuto' Glass Sconces, Signed Venini, ca. 1950
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Set of 20 Mid-Century Modern sconces signed by Venini, with a glass globe in 'Tessuto' technique, These where obtained from an old cinema theater in Milan, please take a look at th...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Flush Mount Pendant Murano Glass and Brass Globe by Venini
By Venini
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Gorgeous flush mount light or pendant lamp with large murano glass globe and brass frame. Made in Italy in the 1970s by Venini. The beautiful glass globe presents shiny white strip...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Large ‘Fungo’ Italian Table Lamp by Massimo Vignelli for Venini
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
A rare large ‘Fungo’ or Zaffiro 4000 table Lamp by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, Italy 1950s. This is the most large version, dimensions: height (35.5 cm), diameter (25 cm). One bulb ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Trunks Chandelier
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Catania, IT
Murano glass chandelier with steel frame and glass produced by the most important Murano glass factory or Venini, the glasses were designed by master Toni Zuccheri.
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Steel

Venini Group of Eightwall Lamps, Victor Model 80's
By Venini
Located in bari, IT
Wall lamp in Murano Lattimo glass with peach-colored cube. Craftsmanship. Engraved signature: Venini Italia 84. Modern antiques Made in Italy. Availability: 7 black
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Venini Cascading Glass Prism Chandelier Vintage
By Venini
Located in North Miami, FL
In this vintage Murano Venini chandelier are five tiers of hanging prism glass pendants that make up this chandelier. It is Italian and the five level cage has been nickeled silver. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Nickel

Late 20th Century Pair of Transparent and Amber Polyhedrons Murano Glass Sconces
By Venini
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Pair of extra large transparent and amber polyhedrons Murano glass (made with the Balloton technique) sconces. 4 E27 light bulbs + 1 E14 LB The polyhedrons were designed from the It...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Venini Crystal Chandeliers on Gold-Plated Frames
By Venini
Located in London, GB
A pair of Venini crystal chandeliers on gold-plated frames, each chandelier has 88 Murano pyramid glass crystals. With four light fittings in each and ceiling bracket that fixes to t...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Venini Poliedro Chandelier, Italy Mid-20th Century
By Venini
Located in Greding, DE
Mid-century Venini Poliedro chandelier out of mould-blown glass in clear and rose color. ?.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Midcentury Wall Sconces by Toni Zuccheri
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Midcentury wall sconces by Toni Zuccheri Brass structure with Murano glass diffusers. Produced by Venini Italy in 1960s. Measures: Height 11", width 6", depth 4".   
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini glass pendant light in white swirl, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Palermo, PA
Stunning hand blown Murano ceiling light, by Venini. Thick white swirl decor. Hight with chain is 70 cm.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Chrome, Metal

Rare Venini Exterior Sconce
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful 1950s single hand blown Italian exterior sconce by Venini. Soft white glass shade with a red and brown stripe with steel and brass hardware. Partially restored. 1 E26 mediu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Venini Tree of Chandeliers Murano Glass Brass, 1940
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Refined tree chandeliers Venini Murano glass and brass, 1940.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

A Venini Murano Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Manchester, MA
This traditional elegant five-arm chandelier was manufactured in Venice by the Venini Family in the 1950s. It is made of clear glass with 24-karat gold inclusions.
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1950s Italian Rococo Vintage Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Pair of Sconces by Massimo Vignelli for Venini
By Massimo Vignelli, Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of Murano glass sconces by Massimo Vignelli edited by Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy circa the 1960s. Primary colored Murano glass with brass fixture. Holds one E2...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Elegant Contemporary Suspended Murano Blown Glass Crystal Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
964.10 Triedri Crystal/Amber color glass. Chandelier composed of “Triedri“ elements in solid cristallo- and amber-coloured glass that when curved take on a hemispherical shape. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano handmade blown glass chandelier design by Gio Ponti for VENINI Official‬
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
The desire to make a stylistic renewal, while remaining faithful to the fine craftsmanship of the Italian tradition, constitutes the solid basis on which the perfect collaboration be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Gold Leaf, Beige Murano Glass & Brass '30s Chandelier by T. Buzzi for Venini
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Rare and beautiful 1930s pendant lamp designed by T. Buzzi for Venini. The brass structure supports the decorative elements in transparent Murano glass and gold leaf, which alternate...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Chandelier Glass Metal Crome, 1940, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier glass metal crome, 1940, Italy.
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1940s Italian Other Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

Pair of Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in London, GB
Beautiful textured opalescent glass wall lights by Carlo Scarpa.
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1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Pair of Art Deco Handblown Murano Glass Rod and Brass Sconces Signed by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This of Art Deco Handblown Murano Glass Rod and Brass Sconces were produced and signed by the fabled atelier of Venini in Italy, circa 1930. Each sconce offers seven translucent glas...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Glass Dome Ceiling Light
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Venini glass ceiling light with thick blown glass from Italy, 1950's. Dome shape glass with rippled texture and oil rubbed bronze detailing and stem. Newly wired with 2 new...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini lighting for sale on 1stDibs

Venini lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Venini lighting collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 605 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 127 modern editions to choose from. In Europe, many of the original lighting by Venini was created in the mid-century modern style during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Stilnovo, Barovier & Toso and Gaetano Sciolari. Prices for Venini lighting can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $115 and tops out at $266,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,061 on average.

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