Skip to main content

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
$2,020
Styles
Materials
Related Creators
Pair of Vistosi Disc Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is made of 50 discs of precious Murano glass are arranged on four levels. Nine light bulbes E 14.
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Metal

Vistosi Multi-Color Glass Pendant Midcentury 1950s Italian Design Ceiling Lamp
By Vistosi
Located in Brescia, IT
Pendant lamps by Vistosi, 1950s Colored glass Black metal frame Brass details Measure: height 115 cm diameter shade 13 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vistosi

Materials

Metal, Brass

Rare Decorative Sphere Sculpture by Luciano Vistosi, 1991 – Piece No. 1 of 11
By Luciano Vistosi, Vistosi
Located in Brescia , Brescia
This rare and highly decorative sphere sculpture, crafted by the esteemed artist Luciano Vistosi in 1991, is a unique and captivating work of art. Numbered as piece No. 1 of a limite...
Category

1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass

Gino Vistosi for Vistosi Chandelier in Chrome and Murano Glass
By Gino Vistosi, Vistosi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gino Vistosi for Vistosi, chandelier, chrome, murano glass, Italy, 1970s. Wonderfull chandelier designed by Gino Vistosi and manufactured by the family company Vistosi, which has a long history of manufacturing murano glass items. This flamboyant pendant features 33 large glass disks...
Category

1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Chrome

Set of four Disc Murano Chandeliers
By Vistosi
Located in Budapest, HU
Set of four chandeliers. Each chandelier has 23 fantastic honey discs in a nickel metal frame. Period: late XX century Dimensions: 44,50 inches (150 cm) height with chain; 19,40 inch...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Metal

"Glicine" Murano Glass Vase by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi, Italy, 1980s
By Vistosi, Gae Aulenti
Located in Milan, IT
"Glicine" vase by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi Large piece featuring Peacock traditional glass decoration.
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass

Munega Vistosi Big Table Lamp in Murano’s Glass 1970’s
By Vistosi
Located in Taranto, IT
Munega Vistosi Big Table Lamp in Murano’s Glass 1970’s Struttura in vetro di Murano, articolo in buone condizioni conservative, non vi è alcun difetto strutturale da segnalare. (Ved...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Adjustable Incamiciato Sconces or Pendants by Vistosi
By Vistosi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian wall lights with Murano glass shades hand blown in incamiciato technique by superimposing yellow exterior layer with white interior layer / Made in Italy by Vistosi, ...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vistosi

Materials

Murano Glass

Browse all Furniture from Vistosi
Shop Now

Creators Similar to Vistosi

Vistosi furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Vistosi furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of murano glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Vistosi furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Vistosi were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Artemide, Flos, and Philippe Starck. Prices for Vistosi furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $875 and can go as high as $2,817, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,021.

Recently Viewed

View All