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Venini Floor Lamps

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 who created extraordinary chandeliers, sconces and other lighting in the centuries-old glass workshops on the Venetian island of Murano.

While the company’s co-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 Gio Ponti, Massimo Vignelli, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, Thomas Stearns of 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 and antiques dealer Giacomo Cappellin established Vetri Soffiati Cappellin Venini & C. in 1921 — Venini took over the company as his own in 1925, and under his direction, it produced mainly classical Baroque designs.

In 1932, Venini 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 centuries — Venini has produced one of the truly great bodies of work in modern design.

Find antique and vintage Venini chandeliers, serveware, table lamps, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Venini
Venini Anni Trenta Terra Floor Light in Straw Yellow
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Anni Trenta terra floor lamp, designed and manufactured by Venini, features sinuous lines, clearly reminiscent of the 1930s. Indoor use only. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

90s ‘tolboi’ floorlamp for Venini set/2
By Venini
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Paolo Venini (12 January 1895– 22 July 1959) emerged as one of the leading figures in the production of Murano glass and an important contributor to twentieth century Italian design....
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Murano Glass

Floor lamp by Laura De Santillana for Venini
By Venini, Laura de Santillana
Located in Lugo, IT
Floor lamp 847 Design by Laura De Santillana for Venini Very good condition. Thank you
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

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Steel

Model Chiara Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Venini, 1985
By Venini, Cini Boeri
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Illuminate your space with the ethereal elegance of the Model Chiara Floor Lamp by Cini Boeri for Venini, a radiant masterpiece signed "Venini 1985." Crafted from pristine white glas...
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1780s Italian Space Age Antique Venini Floor Lamps

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Iron

Lampada da terra italiana in vetro ghisa metallo di Ettore Sottsass, Venini 1981
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in MIlano, IT
Lampada da terra italiana, postmoderna, in vetro, ghisa e metallo colorata di Ettore Sottsass per Venini, 1981. Lampada da terra con struttura composta da una base quadrata in ghisa,...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

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Metal

20st Century Venini Murano Glass "Tolboi" Floor Lamp in Green
By Venini
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Floor lamp in blown and handmade glass, produced and signed by Venini. Lattimo diffuser, stem and decoration in crystal with green core. Base and supports in brass.
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Modern Murano Glass Ratrih Floor Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Venini 1994
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern steel, marble and Murano glass Ratrih floor lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Venini in 1994. Ratrih model floor lamp, with round marble base...
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1990s Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Marble, Steel

Big Italian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Floor Lamp / Side Table
By Venini
Located in Weesp, NL
Artù, the stunning Mid-Century Modern crystal floor lamp/side table designed by the legendary Ettore Fantasia for Sothis Italy. This exquisite piece combines both form and function, ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

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Crystal, Chrome, Metal

'Tolboi' Venini lamp from the 80s
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Floor lamp model ‘Tolboi’, produced by Venini since 1987.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

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Metal

20th Century Venini Floor Lamp Mod. Tolboi in Murano Glass and Metal, 80s
By Venini
Located in Turin, Turin
For more than ninety years, the Venini brand has stood out for its craftsmanship and tradition in the international glassware market. Early on, the first artistic director Vittorio Z...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

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Metal

21st Century Tolboi, Belboi, Stilboi Floor Lamp in Milk-White / Red by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
Tall, slender and elegant, it’s Tolboi. Light passes through Milk White glass, spreading its soft yet strong glow, and revealing the tones of Red and Tea that enliven the core of its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Ettore Sottsass Collection Ratrih Floor Lamp in Black/Milk-White
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in murano, IT
Light clad in Milk White glass, then surrounded by Black glass and metal. This work is a tribute to the night. Elegant, mysterious. Night is its name, in ancient Sanskrit: ratri?. Ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Anni Trenta Luce Floor Lamp in Milk-White by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
Art Nouveau, Charleston, the dawn of a new design era. The 1930s, celebrated by VENINI in 1997 and wistfully recalled with essential and innovative shapes like those that marked the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Carlo Scarpa 99.37 Floor Lamp in Crystal by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in murano, IT
An innovative designer with a passion for experimentation, Carlo Scarpa turned this work into the utmost expression of his artistic and artisanal knowledge. The linearity of glass me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Anni Trenta Luce Floor Lamp in Straw-Yellow by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
Art Nouveau, Charleston, the dawn of a new design era. The 1930s, celebrated by VENINI in 1997 and wistfully recalled with essential and innovative shapes like those that marked the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini for Veluce Opaline Glass Floor Lamp, Italy, 1980s
By Veluce, Venini
Located in Naples, IT
A rare, elegant and refined floor lamp in opaline white Murano glass and black lacquered metal frame, a classic example of 1970s Italian lighting...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

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Metal

21st Century Veliero Glass Floor Lamp in Crystal/Milk-White by Tadao Ando
By Tadao Ando, Venini
Located in murano, IT
Veliero comprises 6 modular elements; the simplicity of the original square remains unchanged, and is actually enhanced by the encounter with the other elements, expressing itself in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Veliero Floor Lamp in Crystal/Milk-White by Tadao Ando
By Tadao Ando, Venini
Located in murano, IT
Veliero comprises 6 modular elements; the simplicity of the original square remains unchanged, and is actually enhanced by the encounter with the other elements, expressing itself in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Abat-Jour Floor Lamp in Amber Yello/Red/Tea by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
The light turns on and precious glass pearls start shining, brightening up the space with their intense hues. Every single sphere is crafted using the special "Balloton" technique, f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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Glass

21st Century Tolboi-Belboi-Stilboi Floor Lamp in Milk-White/Red by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
Tall, slender and elegant, it’s Tolboi. Light passes through Milk White glass, spreading its soft yet strong glow, and revealing the tones of Red and Tea that enliven the core of its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

21st Century Abat-Jour Floor Lamp in Améthyste/Purple/Wistaria by Venini
By Venini
Located in murano, IT
The light turns on and precious glass pearls start shining, brightening up the space with their intense hues. Every single sphere is crafted using the special "Balloton" technique, f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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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 Floor Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Venini Triedri Floor Lamps
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A wonderful pair of Venini Triedri glass lamps with chrome accents. These lamps each feature 8 bulbs inside and one has 32 glass triangular pieces and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

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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 Floor Lamps

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Metal

J.T. Kalmar Floor Lamp, Brass Emerald Green Glass, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar, Venini
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A fantastic and floor lamp 'Glasschaft' (engl. 'glass rod'), no. 2134 by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, Vienna, manufactured in midcentury, in 1960s. The Stand is made of an emerald green twi...
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Venini Anni Trenta Terra Floor Light in Milk White
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Anni Trenta Terra floor lamp, designed and manufactured by Venini, features sinuous lines, clearly reminiscent of the 1930s. Indoor use only. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Tolboi Floor Lamp in Red
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Floor lamp handblown glass. Metal: Gold-plated Light source: 1 x max 150W E14 Color: Milk white/crystal/red Measurements: Ø 11.82” H 72.44"" Code: 847.10.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Blown Glass

Venini Ratrih Floor Lamp by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, 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 Floor Lamps

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Glass

Venini Veliero Terra Floor Light in White and Clear Glass by Tadao Ando
By Tadao Ando, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Veliero Terra floor lamp, designed by Tadao Ando and manufactured by Venini, features a metal base with glass murrina. "The strictly ruled geometry becomes a Wave with soul that gain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Abat Jour Terra Floor Lamp in Red, Tea, and Amber with White Shade
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Floor lamp with elliptical elements in handmade blown glass with the “balloton” technique. Fabric shade: White Metal: Chromium-plated Light source: 1 x max 75W G9 Color: Red/Te...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Blown Glass

Venini Abat Jour Terra Floor Lamp in Violet Amethyst & Wisteria with White Shade
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Floor lamp with elliptical elements in handmade-blown glass with the “balloton” technique. Fabric shade: White Metal: Chromium-plated Light source: 1 x max 75W G9 Color: Viole...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

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Blown Glass

Venini Floor Lamp Murano Glass and Brass, 1930
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Rafined Venini floor lamp Murano glass and brass, 1930.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Signed Venini Vintage Murano Glass Floor Lamp, Signed
By Venini
Located in East Hampton, NY
Signed "Venini 1994" at base and to underside of white glass bowl reflector. This is blue glass rod and bowl. Stunning and 24-karat gilded base and floor dimmer. This item is c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Glass with Brass Torchiere by Venini, Murano
By Venini
Located in Ferndale, MI
Italian glass with brass torchiere by Venini, Murano glass, green center.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Venini floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Venini floor lamps 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 Venini floor lamps, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 17 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 17 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original floor lamps by Venini were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider floor lamps by Ettore Sottsass, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, and Tommaso Barbi. Prices for Venini floor lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,557 and can go as high as $27,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,562.

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