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Vistosi

Italian

Demonstrative of a unique marriage between artistry and technical excellence, Vistosi lighting fixtures were born from a rich Italian glassmaking tradition. The prolific glass manufacturer came to prominence after World War II for its modernist lighting designs, and today Vistosi is known for opulent chandeliers, lamps and sconces.

The history of Vistosi reaches as far back as 1640, when the Gazzabin family of Murano opened a furnace for producing Murano glass art. "Vistoso," which was originally a nickname, became part of the family's surname and eventually the name “Vistosi” was used to refer to the family’s glass creations.

Vistosi would be recognized by the glassmakers’ guild in Murano during the late 18th century — with Gio-Batta Vistosi becoming head of the guild — but Napoleon dissolved the Venetian state and closed the region’s glass factories by 1807. The modern iteration of the Vistosi company was founded in Murano in 1945 by Guglielmo Vistosi, a Gazzabin family heir.

During the 1950s, Vistosi's grandchildren, Gino and Luciano Vistosi, began specializing in lighting. In the 1960s and ‘70s, the company worked with renowned Italian furniture designers like Adalberto Dal Lago, Ettore Sottsass and Gae Aulenti. One of Vistosi's most famous collaborations was with Italian architect and designer Angelo Mangiarotti. In 1967, Mangiarotti designed a modular crystal-hook lighting system called Giogali that has enjoyed popularity and acclaim to this day.

In 1989, Vistosi was taken over by businessman Giancarlo Moretti, who had an extensive background in the lighting industry. Moretti's son, Matteo Moretti, reinvigorated the business with a series of new design collaborations in 1993. Some of the most notable partnerships included Chiaramonte and Marin, Mauro Olivieri and Michele De Lucchi.

Vistosi has participated in every Euroluce showcase since the lighting exhibition began in 1976. In 2005, the company won the ADI Design Index award for Mangiarotti's Giogali system. In 2007, Vistosi won the Eurispes award and participated in a Compasso d'Oro competition.

Today, Vistosi is still a leader in the lighting industry, shifting to LED and creating new types of lead-free crystal glass for its stunning range of lighting fixtures.

Find a collection of vintage Vistosi lighting and decorative objects on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$2,228
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Materials
Gae Aulenti for Vistosi Murano Glass Sconces by, Set of 2
By Vistosi, Gae Aulenti
Located in Naples, IT
Pair of beautiful appliqués designed by Gae Aulenti and made in the 1970s by the Vetreria Vistosi, in Italy. In blue Murano glass with melted murrine. In excellent original condition.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass, Murrine

Vistosi Lio Wall Sconce in Crystal and White by Vistosi Historic Archive
By Veterina Vistosi Historic Archive, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Wall sconce with a minimal, unobtrusive design that makes the most of the light source, thanks to the translucent white band inserted in the glass E26 lighting.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass

Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
By Vistosi, Alessandro Pianon
Located in bari, IT
Alessandro Pianon Murano Murano Glass Pendant Element. 60s. Inside is covered by a thin layer of white opal glass to spread a warm and soft light. It is in perfect original conditio...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Brass

  • Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
  • Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
  • Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
  • Vistosi Chandelier in Murano Colored Glass 60's
H 42.13 in. W 4.73 in. D 4.73 in.
Pair of Italian Disc Chandeliers by Vistosi, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Each chandelier is formed by 23 honey discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on floor levels. Nine lights. Measures: Height without chain 50 cm.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Vistosi

Materials

Metal

Glass Bottle by Fulvio Bianconi for Vistosi
By Vistosi, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Milan, IT
Rare Murano glass bottle by Fulvio Bianconi for Vistosi.    
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass

Murano Chandelier by Enrico Tronconi, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Roma, IT
Murano chandelier is an elegant design lamp realized by the Italian designer Enrico Tronconi for Vistosi in the 1970s Made in Italy. Beautiful decorative lamps with a Murano gl...
Category

1970s Italian Modern Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Brass

Vistosi Futura AP P Wall Light with Black Frame by Hangar Design Group
By Vistosi, Hangar Design Group
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Collection of lamps in blown glass available in transparent and three exclusive colors combined with different finishes of the metal ring. The glass is blown in one piece but the par...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vistosi

Materials

Blown Glass

Nessa LT Table Lamp in White Crystal by Vistosi
By Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A freehand made table lamp that goes beyond functionality. The bottom transparent band makes the most of the light source, while the upper white band creates a soft ambient light. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vistosi

Materials

Glass

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Vistosi furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Vistosi furniture is 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 Vistosi collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 265 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there are 381 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Vistosi's original furniture was created in modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. Many customers also consider furniture by Carlo Nason, Vico Magistretti and Flos if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Vistosi furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $214 and tops out at $75,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,424.

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