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Tessuto Pendant by Lodovico Diaz de Santillana for Venini, circa 1982

$2,511.31

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Tessuto pendant, designed by Lodovico Diaz de Santillana, and made by Venini, circa 1982 A large and exquisite hand blown pendant using the highly skilled reticello technique. Reticello involves the merging of two glass cane bubbles (one inside the other) in which the straight canes are twisted in opposite directions. Once merged, the opposing twisted canes cross each other creating a net like pattern. The pendant is suspended from the ceiling with architectural wire leaving the opening is offset. This allows the bulb holder which clasps between the opening to be set at an angle casting light in a spectacular spiral pattern across nearby walls. The lamp is in an excellent original condition with only a couple of nibble to the glass where the holder clasps to the globe. We have the original metal domed ceiling rose which allows for both the suspension cable and electrical feed. Measure: Diameter of globe 40cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Venini (Manufacturer),Ludovico Diaz de Santillana (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)Diameter: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1982
  • Condition
    Minor losses. The lamp is in an excellent original condition with only a couple of nibble to the glass where the holder clasps to the globe.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AG160591stDibs: LU1420220421302

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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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