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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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Pair of Murano Glass Venini Sconces, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of murano glass Venini sconces, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Vase Sommersi Oro Model by Laura de Santillana for Venini
By Venini, Laura Diaz de Santillana
Located in Milan, Italy
Sommersi Oro vase designed by Laura Diaz de Santillana and produced by Venini in 1992. Signed.
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1990s Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Vase Sommersi Oro Model by Laura de Santillana for Venini
By Laura Diaz de Santillana, Venini
Located in Milan, Italy
Sommersi Oro vase designed by Laura Diaz de Santillana and produced by Venini in 1992. Signed.
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1990s Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Pigmenti Large Vase in Opaline Ox Blood Red 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

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Glass

Venini Monofiore Balloton Extra Large Vase in Amber 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: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Idria Large Glass Vase in Violet
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Idria glass vase series, designed and manufactured by Venini, features three different shaped vases. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 26, H 36 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Abaco Flush Light in White by Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
By Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Abaco wall sconce in handmade blown glass. Simple and decorative lighting solution for any room or environment. Also available in other colors or as a wall sconce. Light source: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

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

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Glass

Venini 'Where Are My Glasses?' Single Lens Glass Vase in Red by Ron Arad
By Venini, Ron Arad
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase with slim shaped neck and black glass glasses sculpture. Featured in red colored glass. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

1 of 2 Venini Ceiling Lights Attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Aachen, DE
Venini ceiling lights attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s. Wonderful light effect. The heavily textured and slightly iridescent glass dome is held in place by 4 brass knob...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Venini Murano Jade Green White Micro Ribbons Italian Art Glass Bowl Dish Set
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi, Paolo Venini
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

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano, Venini "Puzzle" Mouth Blown Glass Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
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. ...
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Frame Brass Murano Glass, 1940, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini frame brass Murano glass, 1940, Italy.
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1940s Italian Other Vintage Venini

Materials

Glass

Venini Modern Chandelier with Murano Glass Quatro Punta Prisms
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
A modern style Italian chandelier by Venini, produced circa 1970s, with Murano glass quatro punta prisms, suspended from an elaborate star form brass frame. Very good vintage conditi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini

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Brass

Italian Design Chandelier Venini Tronchi Art Glass Murano
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian design Chandelier Venini Tronchi Art Glass Murano, 1960s. Measures height with chain 80 cm.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Vase Ninfea Model by Toni Zuccheri for Venini.
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Milan, Italy
Ninfea vase designed by Toni Zuccheri and produced by Venini in 1960. Exhibited at Tingo Design Gallery in 2008 for the exhibition "Murano a Go-Go". Signed. Biography Born in San Vi...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Glass Vase by Venini, 1970s
By Venini
Located in Roma, IT
Venini vase is an original decorative vase was realized by Venini in the 1970s Elegant clear glass submerged glass vase with red bubbles. In very good conditions. Produced b...
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1970s European Modern Vintage Venini

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Glass

Napoleone Martinuzzi Smoked Glass and Red Glass for Venini Italian Carafe, 1930s
By Venini, Napoleone Martinuzzi
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

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

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Lidded Bottle with Cup by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Lattimo glass, clear and white with gold painted foot to both pieces. Designed by Buzzi in 1932 and presented at the 18th Venice Biennale also in 1932. Published: Tomaso Buzzi at Ven...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Glass

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

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.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Metal

Venini Plate Murano Glass with Gold
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini plate Murano glass with gold.
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1940s Italian Other Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano 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

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Brass

Midcentury Wall Sconces by Toni Zuccheri
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
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

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Glass

Murano Chandelier, by Venini & Co.
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

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.   
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Brass

Set of Four Mid-Century Murano Glass Sconces: Venini for Camer, 1960s
By Venini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This set of four Murano wall sconces were produced by Venini in the 1960s for Camer Lighting. They are composed of two-tiers of three-sided clear Murano glass prisms. The upper tier...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Clessidra Hourglass in Gray and Red Glass by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perfectly balanced between two different colours, the sand flows through the sleek glass chambers made using the Incalmo technique, taking on its colour and becoming a part of it. Gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Glass

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamps in orange and green hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". We have the ...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

Italian Modern Clear and Amber Glass Winged Recumbent Lion, Murano
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
Beautiful handblown winged recumbent lion in clear glass with amber glass accents.
Category

1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Carlo Scarpa for Venini Treccia Table or Vanity Mirror, Signed, Italy, 1930s
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Rare exquisite Carlo Scarpa for Venini table or vanity mirror composed of arched top with braided clear blown glass with brass inner frame and mounts, original mirrored glass and woo...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Brass

Elegant Large Wall Lamps in Glass
By Venini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall lights, glass, metal, Italy, 1960s These elegant wall lamps consist of five shades each. The long shades in the shape of an eight are adjusted around the light source. The li...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Chrome

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

Large Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Large wall lights designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini in the 1940s. Each is composed of five hand blow Murano glasses made in the “Corteccia” technique. The color of the glass is amb...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in London, GB
Beautiful textured opalescent glass wall lights by Carlo Scarpa.
Category

1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Peter Marino Parallelo Large Pendant in Crystal, Tea and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Parallelo Murano glass large pendant in crystal with black and tea bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the rectan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

1940s Murano Two Grooved Cast Glass Globes Pendant, Brass, Venini, Italy
By Venini
Located in Girona, ES
Ravishing Murano two grooved cast glass globes pendant, polished brass decentered suspension shaft. Polished golden brass ring with squares and flowers patterns. Two brass hatches gi...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Brass

Venini Estrogena Happy Pills Vase in Violet & Stra Yellow by Fabio Novembre
By Fabio Novembre, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Happy Pills in estrogeno by Fabio Novembre. Numbered Edition Handmade-blown glass with the “Incalmo” technique. Color: Estrogeno Dimensions: Ø 11.5 cm, H 33 cm Year of M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Blown Glass

Stillboi Wall Lamp by Venini, White and Green
By Venini
Located in Edison, NJ
The Stillboi line was debuted by Venini in 1995. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Blown Glass

Vintage Italian Chandelier w/ Clear Murano Glass Tubes Designed by Venini, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with clear Murano glass tubes blown into beautiful oval shapes with textured designs, mounted on a tiered silver metal frame / Designed by Venini circa 196...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Murano Glass Bottles, Incalmo Two-Toned Neck Vases, Set of Three, 1960
By Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini murano glass bottles, Incalmo two-toned neck vases, set of three, c 1961. Free blown incalmo glass bottles with fused two tone necks, Polished pontils. The largest signed Veni...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Venini Esprit XL Original Chandelier Toni Zuccheri, Italy 1970
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Vienna, AT
Original vintage 39" iconic Esprit ball chandelier in wonderful refurbished condition, Venini 1960-1970 Early, very rare version of a giant Esprit chandelier by Toni Zuccheri, sup...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Brass, Steel, Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Murano Trilobo Design Glass Chandelier by Venini
By Venini
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 1960s Murano glass multi-tiered chandelier by Venini with the Tilobo design. The clear prisms hang on a nickel frame. It is in working order. Crystals are six inches in len...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Nickel

Unity Glass Bowl in Grape with High Woven Threads & Metal Base by Marc Thorpe
By Marc Thorpe, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Two colours, two materials: two cultures come together in one in the Fornace (Kiln), thanks to the skill of Marc Thorpe and of the master glassblowers. A woven metal base recalling ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

Materials

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 Murano Signed Red Fingers Rim Italian Art Glass Sculptural Flower Vase
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown, deep red and controlled bubbles Italian art glass signed sculptural vase. Documented to the Venini Company, and attributed to designer Paolo Veni...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Pair of Venini "Tony Zuccheri" Appliques, 1950s, Murano Glass Iridescent White
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Tuscany, IT
Two wall lights designed by Tony Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, in the 1950s. Murano glass iridescent white.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Metal

Five-Tier Hand Blown Champagne Murano Glass Palma Chandelier
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Palma chandelier consists of five tiers of individually hand blown Murano glass stylized palm fronds in an iridescent Champagne color that are adhered to its brass fra...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini

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Brass

Venini Murano Glass Globe Pendant, Italy, 1940s
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Handblown Murano glass pendant made by Venini in the 1940s. Chain and mounting hardware are nickel. A second with slight differences is also available if a pair is required. Holds on...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Murano Glass

Petali Wall Lamp by Venini, Amber and Gold
By Venini, Leucos Design Lab
Located in Edison, NJ
The Petali line was debuted by Venini in 1930. The spirits of Venini’s unmistakable identity have always been imprinted upon my memory. When I work for this noble company, I always t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Blown Glass

Taupe Colored Poliedri Murano Glass Sconces Mid-Century Modern Venini Italy 1970
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of colored Poliedri 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 Pav...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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Metal

Italian Murano Glass Vase Sommersi Oro Model by Laura de Santillana for Venini
By Laura de Santillana, Venini
Located in Milan, Italy
Sommersi Oro vase designed by Laura Diaz de Santillana and produced by Venini in 1991. Signed.
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1990s Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Vase Fasce Sommerse Model by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Milan, Italy
Fasce Sommerse vase designed by Fulvio Bianconi and produced by Venini in 1994. Signed. Biography: Fulvio Bianconi settled in Milan and collaborated throughout his life with the ...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini

Materials

Murano Glass

Opalino Glass Vase in Black by Venini
By Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini glass vase with slim, oval shaped body and funnel shaped neck. Featured in aquamarine colored glass. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece for a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Art Glass

Venini Great Round Chandelier Poliedri Grey White Color Murano Glass, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Venini great round chandelier poliedri grey white color Murano glass, 1950s 12 lamps bulbs E14 max 40 watt each.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini

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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

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Murano Glass

Peter Marino Cilindro Small Pendant in Crystal and Black Murano Glass
By Peter Marino, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cilindro Murano glass small pendant in crystal with black bands by Peter Marino for Venini. Bold shades of black blend together with the hues of crystal or tea of the cylindrical sha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini

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Murano Glass

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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