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Minimalist Barbini Murano Glass Bowl Hand Signed

$1,90040% Off


The Minimalist's nirvana! During the Mid-Century Modern period, Murano glassmaking was occupied with loud maximalist colorful designs. Barbini was one of only a few at the time who embraced Minimalism and in doing so achieved an Avant Garde purity of form and tactility that endures today timelessly. This hand signed piece is exceptional in its contradictions. A concentric waveform curve it is at once simple and complex. The illusion of a sheet of glass, and yet three dimensionally spheroidal at every angle of view. Perfectly transparent, and yet mesmerizing. A heavy piece of thick solid glass, and yet a "floating" lightness of appearance. Alfredo Barbini began learning the art of glass making in 1912, aged ten, at Abate Zanetti, the design school attached to the Murano Glass museum. He then went on to work for Ferro Toso, Cristalleria Murano, Zecchin-Martinuzzi, Seguso Vetri'dArte and Vetri Artistici Muranesi Societa Anonima. In 1946 he became a partner at Cenedese, and then began Barbini Glassworks in 1950. Barbini has become renowned for his heavy, thick sculptural forms which have won him many awards.


  • Creator
    Alfredo Barbini (Designer),Barbini (Manufacturer)
  • Similar to
    Alvar Aalto (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.37 in (6 cm)Diameter: 9.45 in (24 cm)
  • Style
    Minimalist (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Grand Cayman, KY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: K012.51stDibs: LU5587222256352

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