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Murano Glass Vase by Emmanuel Babled for Venini, 1996

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Rare and wonderful Murano glass vase by Emmanuel Babled for Venini of 1996. Emmanuel Babled's rare vase is a prototype and it's a real work of art. It has been realized with a set of particular techniques for the working of Murano glass that combines the use of traditional methods of the great glass masters, revisited and sometimes accompanied by the use of advanced machines guided by sophisticated computer programs, in order to obtain new results, beautiful masterpieces with fluid shapes that exude lightness and refinement. Emmanuel Babled is convinced that at the base of a good project there is the direct participation to the phases of production and realization of the work in the chosen workshop, in order to relate with the artisans and therefore with the techniques to be used for his design so that they can bring to completion, in the best way, his wonderful works. Emmanuel Babled's vase bears the signature of the Venini factory on the base, and is documented. Emmanuel Babled and Venini's vase for its great aesthetic beauty and sparkling colors is ideal for all types of environments, both classic and modern.

Details

  • Creator
    Emmanuel Babled (Designer),Venini (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.19 in (33.5 cm)Diameter: 7.29 in (18.5 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1996
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The vase by Emmanuel Babled and Venini is in excellent and original vintage condition, slight wear consistent with time and its use.
  • Seller Location
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4911223543482

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  • Shipping

    Ships From: milano, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

Venini

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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