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Venini & Co. (Italy)
Venini & Co. (Italy)

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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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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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Venini Fragments Small Wall Light in Blue and Green by Fernando & Humberto Campa
By Campana Brothers, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Fragments applique giant wall sconce, designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana and manufactured by Venini, is made of scraps and pieces of Venini glass. Every lamp is a unique art pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Clepsydra Venini Mid-Century Italian Chandelier Minimal Geometric Forms 1950
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Clepsydra Venini mid-century Italian chandelier minimal geometric forms, white and pink color. 5 lamps bulbs E27 Max 80 watt each. Chain cm. 40.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Toni Zuccheri Sconces
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Dronten, NL
This set of two large Venini glass sconces where designed in the 1960s by Toni Zuccheri. They are made from Murano glass with brass details and an enameled steel base.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Six Vintage Italian Sconces w/ Clear Tronchi Murano Glass Designed Venini, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian wall lights with 12 clear Murano glasses blown in Tronchi technique, mounted on antiqued gold metal frames, designed by Venini, circa 1960s, made in Italy sold indiv...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

1950s Italian Glass Cylindrical Chandelier by Venini II
By Venini
Located in London, GB
Superb Murano glass chandelier in four tiers of unusually long textured cylindrical drops. Venini Glass was founded in 1921 on the island of Murano by Paolo Venini. Over the centu...
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1950s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

Massimo Vignelli for Venini Yellow Onion Glass Uplighter Wall Sconce
By Venini, Massimo and Lella Vignelli
Located in Hingham, MA
Since yellow Murano glass wall lamp designed by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, mid-1950s. Original hefty brass wall bracket. Porcelain socket for single standard Edison screw lightbulb...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Gold Plated Venini 'Nastri' Murano Glass Chandelier, Italy
By Venini
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Chandelier 'Nastri' by Venini made of clear Murano glass ribbons on a gold plated brass hardware made circa 1970-80s The rare beautiful and very elegant midcentury ceiling light has...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Gold Plate

Ceiling Lamp by Venini
By Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Ceiling lamp by Venini. Italy, 1940s. Manufactured by Venini. Pink glass with lattimo glass finishes. Measures: D 40 cm., D 15.7 in. Please note: Prices do not include VAT. VAT may...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Square Mid-Century Modern White Murano Glass Wall Sconces, Signed Venini, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large Mid-Century Modern translucent white Murano glass wall sconces, signed by Venini; Italy, Murano, 1970s. Embossed milk Murano glass with a square shape. Brass mounts....
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini Glass Table Lamp
By Venini
Located in Meyrin, CH
Venini glass table lamp.
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1980s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Glass

Carlo Scarpa Venini Pair Wall Lamp Polyhedral Murano Glass, Italy, 1960
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Catania, IT
Beautiful pair of polyedral wall lamp in murano glass by Carlo Scarpa, manufactured by Venini, Italy, 1980. Diffusers elements are in polyhedral glass and lacquered metal structure....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Iron

Spiral Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Vintage Murano Gallery, Venini
Located in Rijssen, NL
Italian Venini Murano "Triedri" cascade chandelier, manufactured, circa 1970s. It is decorated with 81 long amber and clear crystal triedro glass tubes on a chrome metal structure. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Crystal, Chrome

Pair of Murano Glass Venini Sconces, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of murano glass Venini sconces, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Venini Chandelier - Italy 1950s
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass Venini chandelier - Italy 1950s
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1950s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Venini Kiritam Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Kiritam table lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered Edition for year Marble Base Color: Milk-White/Aquamarine Measurements: Ø 15.35"" H 18.89"" 1 x max E27 10W LED + 3 x ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Kokoon Swing Lamp by Sotirios Papadopoulos
By Venini, Sotirios Papadopoulos
Located in New York, NY
Venini Kokoon Swing Lamp by Sotirios Papadopoulos. Project: Nicole Visonà, Sotirios Papadopoulos Color: Milk-White/Bands: Violet/Gray Milk-White/Bands: Mint Green/Horizon Meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Zoe Small Table Lamp in Red by Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
By Venini, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
Located in New York, NY
“A lantern, a shelter of desires. The magic of glass that at the same time reflects, embodies and reveals, partially. A signal and a sign of events. A paradigm of meetings that emit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Esprit Medium Suspension Swing Lamp in Crystal
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Esprit” is an explosion of flowers and stars in handblown, handcrafted glass. Designed to illuminate, shine, sparkle and excite, “Esprit” is ideal for all type of interior. Year ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Lou Large Table Lamp by Aldo Cibic
By Venini, Aldo Cibic
Located in New York, NY
Venini Lou large table lamp by Aldo Cibic. Metal: Bronze Color: Opaline red/opaline violet/milk-white Measurements: Ø 7.87"" H 24"" 1 x max E27 10W LED - Kg. 4.5 ~ Processing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Small Argea Table Lamp Straw Yellow with White Shade
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp handblown glass, with submerged gold leaves. Metal: Gold plated Year of manufacture: 2000 Color: Crystal with gold leaves, shade straw yellow glass Light source: 1 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Venini Esprit Floor Lamp in Crystal
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
The Esprit collection was produced by Venini during the 1970s and offered an exciting blend of creativity and glass-making prowess combined with a meticulous and sensitive investigat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Kokoon Swing Lamp by Sotirios Papadopoulos
By Sotirios Papadopoulos, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Kokoon Swing lamp by Sotirios Papadopoulos. Project: Nicole Visonà, Sotirios Papadopoulos Color: Milk-White/Bands: Violet/Gray Milk-White/Bands: Mint Green/Horizon Meta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Lou Small Table Lamp by Aldo Cibic
By Aldo Cibic, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Lou small table lamp by Aldo Cibic. Metal: Bronze Color: Opaline Red/Opaline Gray/Milk-White Measurements: Ø 9.44"" H 19.73"" 1 x max E27 10W LED - Kg. 4.5 ~ Processing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Balloton Chandelier in Orange and Light Green
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Balloton chandelier in orange and light green. Other dimensions on request. Year of Manufacture: 1962-2015 SFERE : Ø cm 7 / Ø cm 10 / Ø cm 16 / Ø cm 19 16 x E27 LED 6.5W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Esprit Ceiling Light in Crystal
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
The Esprit collection was produced by Venini during the 1970s and offered an exciting blend of creativity and glass-making prowess combined with a meticulous and sensitive investigat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Esprit Wall Light in Crystal
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
The Esprit collection was produced by Venini during the 1970s and offered an exciting blend of creativity and glass-making prowess combined with a meticulous and sensitive investigat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Ratrih Floor Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Ratrih floor lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered edition for year Year of manufacture: 1994-2017 Marble base Color: Milk-white/black Measurements: Ø 18.11", H 66.92" 1 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Esprit Table Lamp in Crystal
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
The Esprit collection was produced by Venini during the 1970s and offered an exciting blend of creativity and glass-making prowess combined with a meticulous and sensitive investigat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Argea Ceiling Light in Milk White with Crystal Sphere
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Ceiling light in handmade-blown glass with submerged silver leaves. Metal: Chromium-plated Light source: 6 x max 60W E14 Color: Milk white/sphere crystal silver leaves Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Venini Celesti Table Lamp in Milk White with Black Detail by Atelier Oï
By Atelier Oï 1, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Celesti table lamp in milk white by Atelier Oï. Year of Manufacture: 2015 1 x Led E27 6.5W Leather Structure Colors: Milk-White/Grape Numbered Edition Measurements: Ø ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Darpanah Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Darpanah table lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered Edition for year Year of Manufacture: 1994-2017 Metal White Painted Color: Milk-White/Sapphire/Pink Measurements: Ø 12....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Venini Zoe Large Table Lamp in Violet by Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas
By Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, Venini
Located in New York, NY
“A lantern, a shelter of desires. The magic of glass that at the same time reflects, embodies and reveals, partially. A signal and a sign of events. A paradigm of meetings that emit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Martinengo Thirty-two-light Chandelier in Crystal
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Majestic chandeliers in handmade-blown glass. Metal: Chromium Plated Color: Crystal 32 lights x max 60W E14 Code: 99.50.01.32.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Venini Bhusanam Table Lamp in Aquamarine by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Bhusanam table lamp in Aquamarine by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered Edition for year Year of Manufacture: 1994 - 2017 Metal: Blue Painted Color: Aquamarine Measurements: Ø 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Venini Lou Medium Table Lamp by Aldo Cibic
By Aldo Cibic, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Venini Lou medium table lamp by Aldo Cibic. Metal: Bronze Color: Opaline red/opaline wistaria /milk-white Measurements: Ø 11"" H 14,96"" 1 x max E27 10W LED - Kg. 5 ~ Processi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Glass

Italian Vintage Membrana Floor Lamp by Zuccheri, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Renens, CH
A lamp produced by the Italian lighting company Venini, design Toni Zuccheri. This floor lamp has two light sources which can be controlled individually with the original external...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Venini Murano Glass Pair of 1960s Italian Sconces
By Venini
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Murano glass sconces with steel structure. Edited by Venini. Italy, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Steel

Venini Chandelier Murano Glass, 1930, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier Murano glass, 1930, Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Other Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Monumental Venini Polyhedral Murano Glass Chandelier
By Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Chic Venini Murano glass chandelier with individually hung hand blown polyhedron clear glass shades. This Murano chandelier is newly wired for the U.S. market. Measures: Glass porti...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Gold Leaf, Beige Murano Glass & Brass '30s Chandelier by T. Buzzi for Venini
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
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 “Toni Zuccheri“ Murano Glass Metal Iron, 1950, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier “Toni Zuccheri“ Murano glass metal iron, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Sconces Patchwork Murano Glass by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, 1970s
By Venini
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
3 pair, set or 6 sconces wall lights model Patchwork Tessuto in rare blue and clear blown Murano glass by the manufacture Venini. White lacquered metal structure and brass elements. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Venini Chandelier “Toni Zuccheri “Murano Glass Metal Crome Iron, 1950, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini chandelier “Toni Zuccheri “Murano glass metal crome iron 1950 Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Venini Lighting

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Murano Glass

Clear Murano Triedri Glass/Chrome Mid-Century Modern Sconces, Venini Italy 1980s
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of "Triedri" clear Murano glass wall sconces or flush-mounts, Mid-Century Modern, by Venini, Italy, 1980s. The vintage sconces have chrome mounts. Two-light each, rewired for ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Chrome

Blue and White Glass Pendant by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, 1950s
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Hand-blown blue and white tessuto (lined) glass pendant designed by Massimo Vignelli at the start of his impressive career in design. It was produced by Murano glass specialist Venin...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Venini 1970s Esprit Ceiling Mount Fixture by Toni Zuccheri
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Deigned by Toni Zuccheri for Venini is this Esprit ceiling mount light. Venini describes the model “Esprit” as an explosion of flowers and stars in hand blown, handcrafted glass. Des...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

1970s Venini Gocce Chandelier designed by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and rare Venini ceiling mount light designed by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, the son-in-law of Paolo Venini. This design is know as "Gocce" an Italian word for drop, as i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Steel, Chrome

Venini Large Glass Dome Pendant Light by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A documented Venini chandelier designed by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, the director and designer of famed glass house Venini from 1959-1985. Dome shade is hand blown clear glass wit...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Gold, Gold Plate, Brass

Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Ceiling Globe, Toni Zuccheri for Venini
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid-Century Modern stamped Murano glass globe ceiling pendant light, by Toni Zuccheri for Venini. Italy, 1960s. Colored white and beige Murano glass, with transparency in the...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Tommaso Buzzi for Venini Monumenal Three Arms Chandelier in a Glass Sphere, 30s
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Historical Venini piece when director was Tommaso Buzzi. Small glass chandelier with 3 leaves and brass hardware included in a glass sphere with lower lid. As far as I know, the co...
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1930s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

1960s Early Venini Amber and Clear Glass Prisms Chandelier, Italy
By Venini
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
Thick optical quality glass prisms 'Triedri' in clear and amber tone of different length hooked on a handmade steel frame enameled in an ivory finish. Particular well designed st...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Steel

Vintage Spiral Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Burbank, CA
Monumental vintage spiral murano glass chandelier designed by Venini and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960s. This chandelier is made up of elegant solid glass prisms that are aesthet...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Brass

Square Venini Oval Shaped Gilt-Plated Flush Mount, Italy
By Venini
Located in Rijssen, NL
This stylish three-tiered faceted Murano flush mount with 58 clear crystal glass prisms was designed and produced by Venini in Italy from the 1970s. The Venin Murano prisms are suspe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Important Venini Table Lamp in Red, Form "Diamante", Murano by Paolo Venini
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa, Paolo Venini
Located in Halle, DE
A beautiful and important early 20th century Murano desk lamp in rare red colored "diamante"-form glas by Venini. The Diamante serie was invented circa 1934 by Paolo Venini. Sign...
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20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Sconces by Mazzega, Italy, circa 1970s
By Venini
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Amber and clear Murano glass and metal wall lights lamps sconces by the manufacture Mazzega Murano. Famous design like Venini, Aldo Carlo Nason, Poliarte, La Murrina, Vistosi.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Lighting

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Metal

Gio Ponti 2-Arm Wall Lamp by Venini, Multi-Color
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Gio Ponti 2-arm wall lamp was debuted by Venini in 1946. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble compa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass

Leucos Large Victor Wall Lamp by Venini
By Venini, Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The victor line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always t...
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20th Century Italian Modern Venini Lighting

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Blown Glass