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Formia Green Murano Art Glass Vase in the manner of Hilton McConnico

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A unique organic modern art glass vase in the manner of designs by Hilton McConnico, blown in the 1990s, that was presumably part of an exclusive collection of unique pieces designed for Formia, Murano. This lime green and amber vase is executed with the incalmo technique, showing high quality and maestria in the execution, perfectly fusing together the airy light green body. Measures: 7 1/2" Diameter x 12 1/4" High Manner of Joseph Hilton McConnico (Memphis 1943-Paris 2018) was a very talented, versatile designer and artist with undeniable creativity. After working in fashion for such designers as Ted Lepidus and Yves St. Laurent, Hilton McConnico worked as a Set Designer & Art Director for more than 20 films, including the cult Classic Diva. In 1990 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art held a retrospective of 30 years of his creations. His collaboration with Daum crystal began in 1987, some of his "Cactus" creations for this manufacturer were presented by former French President François Mitterrand to President George H. W. Bush as a gift of state. He was also the first American to have work permanently inducted into the Louvre's Decorative Arts collection. He developed long standing relationships with Murano big names like Veronese and Formia for whom he designed several collections and unique pieces. McConnico was also very active on the global design scene, especially in architecture and interior design. His latest projects included the Paris Toupary Restaurant on the fifth floor of the historic Samaritaine department store and the Hermes Museum in Tokyo, which he conceived for the new Renzo Piano building in the famed Ginza shopping district.
  • Creator:
    Formia Murano (Manufacturer)
  • Similar to:
    Hilton McConnico (Artist)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12.25 in (31.12 cm)Diameter: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    20th Century
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Perfect condition, no cracks or chips.
  • Seller Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4082138498112
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