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Hanging Lamp Model ui by Vistosi, Design by Alessandro Pianon 1960s

US$486.43

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Beautiful orange hanging lamp, this model is also called Ui. (The shape of an Onion). These lamps are mouth blown and this is also called Murano glass. The inside is always white. This lamp unfortunately no longer has stickers of vistosi. Alessandro Pianon was born in Venice, Italy in 1931. He studied architecture at the University of Venice. In 1956, he worked at Vistosi, where he designed the company's logo. In 1962 he opened his own design studio. Pianon died in Venice in 1984. Alessandro Pianon designed this pendant lamp in 1956, it was made for many years. It was produced for several years. It is characteristic of Alessandro's design vocabulary: simple, geometric shapes and monochromatic colours. None of these pendant lamps are identical and all handmade. This lamp is an early production. Vistosi was created in 1945 by Guglielmo Vistosi in Murano, focused on lighting. After his untimely death, his sons Gino and Luciano joined their uncle Oreste in founding the company Vistosi. In 1956, Alessandro Pianon, a Venetian architect, joined the company. Together with the second generation Luciano and Gino Vistosi, they gave the company a spin with a focus on innovation and design. The company employs some very relevant designers such as Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti. Peter Pelzel, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Adalberto Dal Lago. Vico Magistretti, Enrico Tronconi and so on. In 1989, Giancarlo Moretti, a businessman from Murano with a long experience in the glass sector at Vetrofond and Punto Luce, acquired the prestigious brand, giving birth to Vetreria Vistosi. The sole survivor of the original founders, Luciano, born February 24, 1930, devoted himself to research and glass sculpture until his death in Venice on May 14, 2010.

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Vistosi

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.

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