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Italian Venini Triedri Glass Rounded Chandelier, 1940s

$7,431.04

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Italian Venini transparent glass rounded chandelier, 1940s Italian chandelier from Venice, from Murano made according to the Venini technique: Massive glass parallelepiped drops with triangle base. The chandelier is structured with several rays-crowns where each single drop is hang. External drops are longer decreasing in length toward the middle. It carries eight lights. The diameter is 55 cm, while the height is 35 cm. The chandelier has been rewired and now Led lamps can be used. The drops have been cleaned. Despite all the drops are original, some of them, five, shows some cracks but this is not immediately visible until you take the drops out from the chandelier, see details in the pictures. Despite its small dimensions this chandelier can be used in many different places since it is rich and elegant. The pleasant light it spreads is very atmospheric. It will be delivered disassembled but it is easy to assemble it again. You can regulate the distance from the ceiling with a chain and if you want you can cover it with silk lace. We can provide the chain if you need that. On request we can provide a video of the object.

Details

  • Creator
    Venini (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)Diameter: 21.66 in. (55 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1940
  • Condition
    Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2072321177022

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    Ships From: Cerea, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Venini (Manufacturer)

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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