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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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Creator: Venini
Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini, Succulent Model 2469 Cactus Sculpture 1929 Signed
By Venini, Napoleone Martinuzzi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini, Succulent Model 2469 Cactus Sculpture 1929, Signed. Exceedingly rare example of a signed Venini succulent by Matinuzzi. Museum-worthy masterwork by Ma...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Centerpiece Bowl "Carioca" Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Venini, Murano
By Venini, Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large bowl of the "Carioca" series designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Venini ca. 1996. Manufactured in multilayered orange, salmon and clear glass. Signed "venini 99" on the base. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Large Murano Glass Chandelier/Flush Mount by Venini
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Drum shaped Murano glass chandelier or flush mount, by Venini, Italy 1980s. The Mid-Century Modern chandelier is made of clear Triedri Murano glasses on a chrome frame. The v...
Category

1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Chrome

VENINI “Carlo Scarpa” Picture Frames Murano Glass Brass 1940 Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
VENINI Picture Frame.
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1940s Italian Other Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Vintage Green Pair of Table Lamps with White Frosted Murano Glass Shades
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Do you want elegance and emerald green highlights in your room accents? Not just a pair of lamps, this is sculptural and ornamental lighting. A rare Italian Minimalist pair of lamps ...
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1990s Italian Organic Modern Venini

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Brass

Night in Venice Candleholder in Tea Balloton Glass by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The warm glow of candles meets glass etched using the special Balloton technique. Its light flickers and dances, casting a multitude of reflections on the refined tea, red, grape or ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Pigmenti Large Vase in Glazed Grape Glass by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With the Pigmenti collection, Venini aims to send out a sign of renewal through the development of a classic form as the expression of a contemporary interior design accessory. PIGME...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Aquamarine by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase in aquamarine designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 26 cm diameter x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Venini Murano Jade Green White Micro Ribbons Italian Art Glass Bowl Dish Set
By Venini, Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Priced Per Set (3 sets available). Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown jade green and white micro thread Zanfirico ribbons Italian art glass bowl and dish set. Signed "Venini Italia"...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass, Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Tina Marie Aufiero for Venini Pair of White and Blue Glass Wall Lights
By Venini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tina Marie Aufiero for Venini, pair of sconces, in glass, Italy 1985. Elegant pair of wall-lights in white and blue colored glass by the Italian manufacturer Venini. These lights ...
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Simbiosi Artist Proof Glass and Marble Sculpture by Emmanuel Babled for Venini
By Venini, Emmanuel Babled
Located in murano, IT
Simbiosi is an edition of unique glass and marble pieces, marrying the two materials into vases It is in the border between manufactured products and one of sculptures. The functiona...
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2010s Italian Arts and Crafts Venini

Materials

Carrara Marble

Tobia Scarpa Vase "Occhi" for Venini, circa 1960
By Venini
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A white "occhi" murrine vase designed by Tobia Scarpa in 1960, manufactured by Venini, Venice, circa 1960. Acid stamped signature "Venini Murano Italia" on the base (almost not visib...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Petit Midcentury Venini Murano Blown Glass Table Lamp, 1950s, Italy
By Venini
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Elegant table lamp manufactured in Murano by Venini, Italy. Made of mouth-blown clear glass. The lamp provides smooth and wonderful light. The lamp is in excellent condition - fully ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Midcentury Wall Sconces by Toni Zuccheri
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Midcentury wall sconces by Toni Zuccheri Brass structure with Murano glass diffusers. Produced by Venini Italy in 1960s. Measures: Height 14", width 8", depth 4.5".  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Carlo Scarpa Mezza Filigrana Vanity Mirror for Venini, circa 1935
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Englewood, NJ
A fine Italian Mid Century Modern glass "Mezza Filigrana" vanity mirror designed by, Carlo Scarpa for Venini. The mirror frame is internally decorated with pink lattice decoration an...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Brass

Riccardo Licata for Venini Murano Doppio Incalmo Murrine Italian Art Glass Vase
By Venini, Riccardo Licata
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Exceptional, rare vintage Murano hand blown white and yellow murrines Italian art glass flower vase. Documented to designer and painter Riccardo Licata for Venini, 1955-1956, in the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Glass, Murrine, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1960s Italian Murano Glass Globe by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
1960s Italian Murano glass globe by Venini.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini 'Torciglione' Murano Glass Photo Frame with Gold Flakes
By Venini
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
A signed Venini twisted rope or Torciglione glass photo/picture frame with gold flakes.   
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Brass

Italian Murano Glass Vase Simira Model by Alessandro Mendini for Venini.
By Venini, Alessandro Mendini
Located in Milan, Italy
Vase model Simira filigree glass and solid glass base molded to the wheel, circa 1987- 1988. Signed. Biography Alessandro Mendini was born in Milan in 1931. After a long experience...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Veronese Glass Vase in Grey and Crystal by Vittorio Zecchin
By Vittorio Zecchin, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase with cylindrical body and crystal decorative base. Featured in grey colored class with crystal designed in 1921. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or stron...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Deco Medium Vase in Ox Blood Red Glass by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Historic vase designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in opalino glass characterized by round horizontal ribs. The model is proposed in three shades of colour and in three sizes. Rhythm"...
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20th Century Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Green Dome Pendant Light by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A documented pendant light by designed Ludovico Diaz de Santillana. Santillana was the director and a designer for the famed glass house Venini from 1959-1985. Dome shade is hand blo...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Brass

Pair of Suspension Lights by Tobia Scarpa for Venini
By Tobia Scarpa, Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of suspension lights by Tobia Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1965. Satin glass diffuser with brushed glass incalmo strip and nickel-plated brass hardware...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Blue Murano Glass Pair of Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of colored Polihedral Mid-Century Modern Murano glass wall sconces, by Venini, Italy 1970s. This Venini design was first shown in the 1958 Brussels Exhibition, in the Italian Pa...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Metal

Venini Murano Pencil Table Lamp
By Venini
Located in Mexico City, MX
A Venini Murano "lattimo" glass table lamp with black tip in shape of a pencil. The lamp has the "Vetri Murano" sticker with number 022.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Monofiore Carnevale Tall Glass Vase in Sapphire by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase with full body and thin funneled neck with textured hexagonal shaped pattern atop surface of glass in sapphire. Featured in sapphire colored glass and designed in 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Vintage Red Murano Glass Vase by Tobia Scarpa for Venini, 1960
By Venini, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Milano, IT
A particular vintage vase in Murano glass by Tobia Scarpa for Venini, designed in 1960. The vase was made with the techniques of blown glass and Murrina. The vase by Tobia Scarpa has...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

One Venini Massimo Vignelli Pendant Lamp, 1960
By Venini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very nice shaped glass pendant lamp designed by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, Murano, 1960. This heavy and thick glass lamp has a very nice unusual shape. The lamp gives very nice wa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass

Venini Martinengo Thirty-two-light Chandelier in Crystal
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Majestic chandeliers in handmade-blown glass. Metal: Chromium Plated Color: Crystal 32 lights x max 60W E14 Code: 99.50.01.32.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Venini Fungo Pendant Light in Gray and White by Massimo Vignelli
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Glass hanging pendant or suspension light with an interesting shape and two-tone coloring. Its sleek design and muted color pallette make it a modern, simple and understated lighting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Gemme Short Glass Vase in Grass Green by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase with shaped body and neck in grass green designed in 2017. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Also available in other color...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Tobia Scarpa Battuto Vase for Venini
By Tobia Scarpa, Venini
Located in Chicago, IL
Tobia Scarpa Battuto Vase for Venini, model no. 8067, blown glass with acid frosted surface, engraved 'venini italia'.
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Vintage Venini Murano Toni Zuccheri Italian Blown Glass Shade Pendant
By Venini
Located in Toledo, OH
Vintage Venini Murano hand blown art glass single socket pendant by Toni Zuccheri. Circa 1960's -1970's. New wiring and chrome ceiling cap. 13.5" in diameter x 37".
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Brass and Cased Glass Lantern
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cobolt blue and milk glass lantern-styled ceiling lamp with brass blade armature.
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Murano, Venini "Puzzle" Mouth Blown Glass Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Puzzle is a piece arising from a series of vases and centerpieces imagined by Ettore Sottsass for Venini at the end of the 2000s. The base is made of glass and has a coral colour. ...
Category

Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Venini Monofiore Balloton Extra Large Vase in Amber Horizon Thread Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Monofiore Balloton extra large vase in Amber Murano glass by Venini. It looks soft, but it’s not; it’s glass. The optical illusion of Monofiori by Venini from 1970 lies in its name: ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Fazzoletto Opalino Large Glass Vase in Indigo by Fulvio Bianconi and Venini
By Fulvio Bianconi, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Created from the collaboration between Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini, characterized by a soft shape with a graceful wavy lip, always unique, obtained using the free-hand technique...
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20th Century Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Napoleone Martinuzzi Smoked Glass and Red Glass for Venini Italian Carafe, 1930s
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury smoked glass and red glass paste carafe. This wonderful piece was designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi for Venini in Italy during the 1930s. This piece is astonishi...
Category

1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Venini Murano Fulvio Bianconi Incalmo Mouth Blown Glass Vase
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Brussels, BE
Among the many designs and different techniques he experimented within his collaboration with Venini, Fulvio Bianconi used the "A incalmo" technique which requires great mastery from...
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Venini Deco Glass Vase in Lattimo by Napoleone Martinuzzi
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase in aquamarine designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi in 1930. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or statement piece for any room. Dimensions: 26 cm diameter x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass

Two Massimo Vignelli Pendant Lights for Venini
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Striped cased glass pendants.
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Acqua Small Vase in Crystal and Grape Murano Glass by Michela Cattai
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Its shapes take their cue from nature in Japan, nodding to the pebbles and water flowing in mountain streams. A vase holding just one flower is the quintessence of simplicity; thus,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

A Venini Murano Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Manchester, MA
This traditional elegant five-arm chandelier was manufactured in Venice by the Venini Family in the 1950s. It is made of clear glass with 24-karat gold inclusions.
Category

1950s Italian Rococo Vintage Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Sputnik Style Venini Chandelier in Chrome with Glass Rods, 1970s
By Venini, Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
Sputnik style chandelier model N3001 in polished chrome with glass rods by Venini (Murano Italy) for Camer lighting, American, 1970s. A timeless chic design.
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Chrome

Venini Oval Murano Glass Pendant, Italy, 1940s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Stunning handblown Murano glass pendant made by Venini in the 1940s. Particularly attractive is the large nickel chain which gives the piece an imposing presence. Holds one regular s...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Stunning Membrane Table Lamp by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, 1970s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful mushroom table lamp by Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s. Made of a single piece. Great glass body and its edgy quality contrast nicely with the smooth surface and shape of ...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Mid 20th Century Italian Art Glass Picture Frame for Venini by, Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Englewood, NJ
A fine Italian Mid Century Modern glass "Mezza Filigrana" picture frame designed by, Carlo Scarpa for Venini. The mirror frame is internally decorated with pink lattice decoration an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Brass

Odalische Small Glass Vase in Rio Green by Leonardo Ranucci
By Leonardo Ranucci, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sensual movements dance mysteriously in enchanted oriental nights. Additional information: Material: Blown opal Color: Green river Dimensions: Ø 18 x H 34 cm Available in othe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Riflessi Large Vase in Multicolor Glass by Michela Catta
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Endless shades of lagoon water enliven, like strokes of paint, the glass surface in all its forms. These unique creations, blown and crafted free-hand with the skilful Canne techniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Belboi Table Light in Milk White with Tea Detail
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Belboi Tavolo Table lamp, designed and manufactured by Venini, features an handmade blown glass top with gold-plated metal finishes. Adds a pop of a color to any desk or table. Light...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Elegant Venini Murano Twisted Glass Rope Picture Frame, Italy, 1940s
By Venini
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
A beautiful Venetian picture frame made of clear "twisted rope" Murano glass and nice brass detailing. Executed by Venini Murano, Italy in the 1940s, signed.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Italian Mid Century Brown Murano Glass Drops Chandelier by Paolo Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Paolo Venini
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
This large Murano brown glass drops and caramel colour crystals chandelier was made and designed by Venini in the 1960s.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Metal

1950s Venini Vintage Italian Blue & Cream White Pate De Verre Murano Glass Bowl
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century organic modern round bowl in thick Murano glass, custom made for the Hotel des Bains in Venice, a pair is available, realized in ivory cream white glass paste, decorated ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Venini Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi in "Pulegoso" Glass
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Early pair of sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini in Murano glass in the "Pulegoso" Technique and brass, circa 1935 Similar if not identical models can be found in Buzzi´s literatur...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Brass

Venini Nopuram Table Lamp in Red by Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Nopuram table lamp in red by Ettore Sottsass. Numbered edition for year Year of manufacture: 1994-2017 Marble base Color: Red Measurements: Ø 15.74", H 25.98" 1 x max ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Pair of Amber Murano Glass Pendants by Venini, 1980s
By Venini
Located in Rotterdam, NL
A pair of amber cylinder shaped glass pendants designed and produced by Murano glass specialist Venini. The internal part with the bulb holder indicates that these lamps are from ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Metal

Napoleone Martinuzzi Attr. for Venini 'A Bolle' Vase, ca. 1927
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Venini
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large 'soffiato a bolle' vase in amber glass with regular air bubbles. Attributed to Napoleone Martinuzzi, manufactured by Venini, Murano Venezia ca. 1930. Model number 3142, acid ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass, Art Glass

Turquoise Glass Pendant by Massimo Vignelli for Venini, 1950s
By Venini, Massimo Vignelli
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Hand blown turquoise glass pendant no. 011.11 designed by Massimo Vignelli at the start of his impressive career in design and executed by Murano glass specialist Venini. One of ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Brass

Venini furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Venini furniture are 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 Venini collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 958 vintage editions of these items, while there are 481 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Venini was created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Barovier & Toso, Gaetano Sciolari and Stilnovo. The prices for Venini furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $115 and tops out at $266,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,203 on average.

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