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Massimo Vignelli Pendant Lamps Venini, Italy, 1960

$2,463.63per set

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Fantastic pair of pendant lamps designed by Massimo Vignelli and manufactured by Venini, Italy, 1960. The lamps have a nice light and dark blue color. Because of the white inner glass they have a nice and deep color. The lamp have a brass fixture on the inside and use and E27 bulb up to 100 watt each. Lamps give very nice light when lit and look great in a set of 2. Priced and sold in a set of 2. This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is suitable for use in the USA. For US usage you would only have to change the plug or get a holiday converter if needed for a floor or table lamp.

Details

  • Creator
    Massimo Vignelli (Designer),Venini (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)Width: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Roosendaal, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU933022739092

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    Ships From: Roosendaal, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days 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.
About the Seller
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Located in Roosendaal, Netherlands
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