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Murano Glass Tumbler, Blooming Field with Poppies and Lavender, unit price

$80per item

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This listing is for unit price for customer who needs quantities that are different than the listed set of 6. The original name is Campo fiorito con papaveri e lavanda. I designed this at the turn of the millennium for Nancy and Robert Frehling of Oggetti. I was experimenting with the piera working. This was used by the greatest glass designer. Gio Ponti did the straight canes "a canne" at Venini, Ercole Barovier worked on patching triangular pieces in the "Tessere" and Fulvio Bianconi with square elements in the "Pezzati" for Venini. Many glass makers did their version, Orlando Zennaro, almost unknown today, I considered the best. I sent to the maestro the design, with the lower part in straight canes ending at the top with pezzati. I asked him to slide in-between the canes a black small cane to mark the straw and the grass. I was so surprised that the tumbler was made. Bravissimo. Only one. I keep it as a trophy. So beautiful. It was a bit pricey for distribution so it was abandoned. I met the maestro in Murano after the acqua alta and we went back on memories and I told him I still have the Campo Fiorito tumbler. We agreed it is the right time to give to this design a second chance. Selling directly to the final consumer allows a reasonable price considering that each tumbler is a masterpiece of glass techniques and such a graceful piece. The lower part alternates Verde and Gaggia (bright yellow) with separation of a smalto nero mini cane. On the upper part there are pops of red, two amethyst, bluino and rose. It's a piera senza vetro, called roll up techniques where the glass is rolled up the pipe without a blob of glass. Each glass cane and element has to be perfectly fused to the next; this is called rimarginatura and then passed on the counter punty (pontello) and hand opened. Canes are not flattened and they keep a lens effect that makes a great play with light. Every piece is a masterpiece and a table set with these tumblers will become attractive and make it a point of conversation. Price is per set of 6 for different quantities please ask. Transport becomes complimentary on a set of 12. Tumblers are signed.

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  • Creator
    Silvio Piattelli (Designer)
  • Similar to
    Gio Ponti (Designer)Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini (Designer)Ercole Barovier (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.81 in. (12.2 cm)Diameter: 3.43 in. (8.7 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Re-Edition)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Tavarnelle val di Pesa, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 70611stDibs: LU2568317321912

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Gio Ponti (Designer)

An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Giò Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian Modernism. Ponti designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers — and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti brought attention to virtually every significant movement and creator in the spheres of modern art and design.

 

The questing intelligence Ponti brought to Domus is reflected in his work: as protean as he was prolific, Ponti’s style can’t be pegged to a specific genre. In the 1920s, as artistic director for the Tuscan porcelain maker Richard Ginori, he fused old and new; his ceramic forms were modern, but decorated with motifs from Roman antiquity. In pre-war Italy, modernist design was encouraged, and after the conflict, Ponti — along with designers such as Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Marco Zanuso — found a receptive audience for their novel, idiosyncratic work. Ponti’s typical furniture forms from the period, such as the wedge-shaped Distex chair, are simple, gently angular, and colorful; equally elegant and functional. In the 1960s and ’70s, Ponti’s style evolved again as he explored biomorphic shapes, and embraced the expressive, experimental designs of Ettore Sottsass Jr., Joe Colombo and others.


His signature furniture piece — the one by which he is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Germany’s Vitra Design Museum and elsewhere — is the sleek Superleggera chair, produced by Cassina starting in 1957. (The name translates as “superlightweight” — advertisements featured a model lifting it with one finger.) Ponti had a playful side, best shown in a collaboration he began in the late 1940s with the graphic artist Piero Fornasetti. Ponti furnishings were decorated with bright finishes and Fornasetti's whimsical lithographic transfer prints of things such as butterflies, birds or flowers; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts possesses a 1950 secretary from their Architetturra series, which feature case pieces covered in images of building interiors and facades. The grandest project Ponti and Fornasetti undertook, however, lies on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean: the interiors of the luxury liner Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956.


Widely praised retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art in 2001 and at the Design Museum London in 2002 sparked a renewed interest in Ponti among modern design aficionados. (Marco Romanelli’s monograph written for the London show, offers a fine overview of Ponti’s work.) Today, a wide array of Ponti’s designs are snapped up by savvy collectors who want to give their homes a touch of Italian panache and effortless chic.

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