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Seguso Vetri d'Arte

Members of the Seguso family have been leading figures in the manufacture of glass on the Venetian island of Murano since the late 1300s, but for most collectors of vintage design the name evokes two companies formed in the first half of the 20th century. Seguso Vetri d’Arte, born from a small consortium of master glass artisans that included Archimede Seguso (1909–99), thrived under the artistic directorship of Flavio Poli (1900–84), a designer with an eye for modern forms, color and pattern. Vetreria Archimede Seguso, meanwhile, was founded in 1946, when Seguso opened his own atelier in order to employ classical techniques in the making of modern glassware.

The owners of Seguso Vetri d’Arte were justly proud of their skills as craftsmen, but they were not worldly aesthetes — and they knew it. Poli had studied at the Art Institute of Venice, originally working in ceramics before switching mediums and taking up the art of glass. He introduced new simple forms to the genre — the best known of his designs being the Valva, which resembles a clamshell in profile — and employed several novel techniques such as corroso, which gives glass a rough, emery-board-like finish. Poli’s most collectible works are his sommerso pieces, made with a layering process in which clear and colored-glass vessels are “submerged” within one another, producing a kind of nesting-doll effect in striking, elegant vases with bands of separate and overlapped hues.

At his eponymous workshop, Archimede Seguso often favored highly decorative, age-old techniques employed with modern restraint. His layered-glass Losanghe vessels have the look of an abstract checkerboard while his free-form Merletto vases have delicate, lacy patterns created by painstakingly twisting two heated glass straws to create helixes around the walls of the piece.

Though different in their scope and mission, both of these furnaces bearing the Seguso name created some of the most beautiful, alluring and exquisitely crafted works in all of modern design.

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US$2,478
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1 Art Deco Sconce, circa 1940 by Seguso in Murano Glass, Italy
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Merida, Yucatan
1 wall light (last of this size) or sconce in Murano glass and brass made by Seguso in Murano, Italy, circa 1940. We can attribute these to Seguso since we had another piece with its...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Brass

Huge Mid-Century Seguso Murano Lavander Lilac Blown Detailed Lantern Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Modena (MO), Modena (Mo)
Housing one-light. Will be newly rewired with a certified UL US socket for the United States or appropriate socket for other countries and ready to hang. Rare big size and color of L...
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1950s Italian Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

Amazing Set Five Sconces "Reticello" by Seguso, Murano, 1950s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Budapest, HU
There are no words to describe this wall lights. To exalt at the same time a luxurious and refined space. From a historic Italian hotel.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Brass

Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte Glass Bottle with Stopper Model 14150, 1960s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Seguso Vetri d'Arte elegant and rare glass bottle with stopper model 14150 made with Sommerso technique of glassmaking in Verde Giallo colors, Italy, circa 1969. This Murano blown gl...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Glass

2 Art Deco Sconces, circa 1940 by Seguso in Murano Glass, Italy
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Merida, Yucatan
2 flushmounts in Murano glass and brass made by Seguso in Murano, Italy, circa 1940. We can attribute these to Seguso since we had another piece with its original sticker and manufac...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Brass

Murano Glass Vase by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri D'Arte, Made for The Expo 58
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass vase by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri D'Arte Made for the Expo 58.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

Rare Vase by Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Italy, Murano
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Sofia, BG
1980s vase by Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Italy, Murano.
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1980s Italian Arts and Crafts Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Art Glass

Extra Tall Seguso Vetri D’arte Murano Glass Scavo Style Candleholder
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Troy, MI
Extra tall white Scavo style Murano glass candleholder with gilded detail by Seguso Vetri d’Arte, circa 1980s. Original label still affixed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

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Seguso Vetri d'Arte furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Seguso Vetri d'Arte are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Seguso Vetri d'Arte furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 372 vintage editions of these items, while there are 48 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Seguso Vetri d'Arte was created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Carlo Nason, Murano and Archimede Seguso. The prices for Seguso Vetri d'Arte furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $173 and tops out at $80,000, while pieces like these can sell for $2,800 on average.

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