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Venini Floor Lamps

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 Anni Trenta Terra Floor Light in Milk White
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Anni Trenta Terra floor lamp, designed and manufactured by Venini, features sinuous lines, clearly reminiscent of the 1930s. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 32 cm, H 183 cm.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Mae West Candlestick Floor Light in Yellow by Studio Job
By Venini, Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Mae West Vase Floor Light in Orange by Studio Job
By Venini, Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Veliero Terra Floor Light in White and Clear Glass by Tadao Ando
By Venini, Tadao Ando
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Mae West Face Floor Light in Multi-Color by Studio Job
By Venini, Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Mae West Hat Floor Light in Brown by Studio Job
By Venini, Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Mae West Chocolate Pot Floor Light in Green by Studio Job
By Venini, Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Venini Anni Trenta Terra Floor Light in Straw Yellow
By Venini, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

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

Materials

Metal

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.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Abat Jour Floor Lamp in Violet, Amethyst and Wisteria by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Abat Jour floor lamp with white fabric shade, chromium-plated stand and handmade blown glass elliptical elements. Its combination of white and color make it a subtle yet playful addi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Abat Jour Floor Lamp in Red, Tea and Amber by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Abat Jour floor lamp with white fabric shade, chromium-plated stand and handmade blown glass elliptical elements. Its combination of white and color make it a subtle yet playful addi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Art 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

Lustrous Amber Murano Glass Floor Lamp Signed Tomaso Buzzi for Venini Italy 1930
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in National City, CA
Tapered Classic elegance Italian Murano glass floor lamp by noted architect designer Renaissance man-Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, Italy, circa 1930s Designed in solid Italian Murano amb...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

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 the other 33. The acrylic finia...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Glass

J.T. Kalmar Floor Lamp, Brass Emerald Green Glass, 1960
By J.T. Kalmar, Venini
Located in Graz, 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...
Category

1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Brass

Venini Glass Floor Lamp, circa 1999
By Venini
Located in Stamford, CT
A Murano glass floor lamp signed Venini 99'. Modified to incorporate a shade, original torcher glass shade available.
Category

1990s Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Art Glass

Pair of 1940s Sculptural Column Brass and Clear Glass Floor Lamps Italian Design
By Venini
Located in London, GB
An outstanding unique and elegant pair of floor/side lamps. Solid brass round structure with tubular rods on disk shaped base and tops with clear ribbed glass on brass feet. This pai...
Category

1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Venini Floor Lamp Murano Glass and Brass, 1930
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Rafined Venini floor lamp Murano glass and brass, 1930.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Tomaso Buzzi for Venini, Mid-Century Floor Lamp Signed "Venini Murano" 1930s
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Exquisite floor lamp in Murano glass by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini relaized, circa 1932. The warm amber colored glass goblet is placed elegantly on the long turned glass column, with ...
Category

1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Fantastic Murano Glass Floor Lamp by Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Murano glass floor lamp designed by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini. Very good condition.
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Crystal Prism Floor Lamp
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Venini crystal triedi prism floor lamp. Crystal body supported by a brass pole and white marble base. Floor lamp utilizes six light sources using candelabra type bulbs. Rewired for u...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Marble, Brass

Colored Glass Floor Lamp by Fulvio Bianconi, Venini & Co. Murano, Italy, 1950s
By Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare colored glass floor lamp by Fulvio Bianconi Venini & Co. Murano, Italy, 1950s. Measures: Height 180 cm, diameter 27 cm. Excellent condition.  
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Colored Glass Floor Lamp by Fulvio Bianconi, Venini & Co. Murano, Italy, 1950s
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare colored glass floor lamp by Fulvio Bianconi Venini & Co. Murano, Italy, 1950s. Measures: Height 180 cm, diameter 27 cm. Excellent condition.  
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate

Venini Floor Lamp by Tommaso Buzzi
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tomaso Buzzi replaced Napoleone Martinuzzi as creative director of Venini, circa 1932. The large upper Laguna glass louver portion of this lamp recalls other important Buzzi works fr...
Category

1930s Italian Vintage Venini Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

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Large Murano Glass Floor Lamp, by Venini, 1970s
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Mid-Century Pale Blue Iridescent Murano Glass Spiral Floor Lamp
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Located in New York, NY
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