Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Two Pendant Lights by Carlo Scarpa for Venini

$5,500per item

About

Two pendant lights by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1940's. Venini glass, brass. Custom brass backplate. Wired for U.S. standards. We recommend one E27 60w maximum bulb per fixture. Bulbs not included. Priced and sold individually, not as pairs or a set.

Details

  • Creator
    Carlo Scarpa (Designer),Venini (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Diameter: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU794725690962

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

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

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

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
4.8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2004
847 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
Associations
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
  • Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
    By Tobia Scarpa, Venini
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Poliedri chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960's. Murano glass, original canopy. Wired for U.S. standards. Literature: Anna Venini D...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Glass, Blown Glass

  • Pair of Suspension Lights by Tobia Scarpa for Venini
    By Venini, Tobia Scarpa
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Pair of suspension lights by Tobia Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1965. Satin glass diffuser with brushed glass incalmo strip and nickel-plated brass hardware...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Brass, Nickel

  • Ceiling Light by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Ceiling light by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Reticello glass, brass. Custom brass backplate. We recommend one E27 100w maximum bulb. Bu...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Brass

  • Two "Bilobo" Pendants by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos
    By Flos, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Two Bilobo pendants by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Flos. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960's. Glass, aluminum, painted metal, vinyl cord. Original canopy, wired for U.S. Sta...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Metal, Aluminum

  • Five Model 802.1 Sconces by Tobia Scarpa for Venini
    By Tobia Scarpa, Venini
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Five Model 802.1 Sconces by Tobia Scarpa for Venini. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1965. Satin glass diffuser with brushed glass incalmo strip and nickel-plated brass hardware....
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

    Materials

    Brass, Nickel

  • Model 4409 Pendant Lights by Tito Agnoli for Oluce
    By Oluce, Tito Agnoli
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Model 4409 Pendant Lights by Tito Agnoli for Oluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy circa 1958. Pressed clear reeded glass suspends from a steel cable and cord. Original canopy wi...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

    Materials

    Steel

You May Also Like

Murano Reticello Pendant by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian pendant with Murano glass body and diffuser hand blown in the "Reticello" technique on brass frame, designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, made in Italy circa 1950s Dia...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Carlo Scarpa for Venini Chandelier
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Rare 9-arm chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Clear-colored textured glass fixture with brass mounts and gilded metal. Nine arms, each supporting a simple glass bobeche and fitte...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Carlo Scarpa Poliedri Applique Chandelier for Venini
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poliedri applique, suspension lamp and wall sconce, designed by Carlo Scarpa and manufactured by Venini, were originally designed in 1958. Indoor use only. Dimensions: Ø 81 cm, H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Large Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in New York, NY
Large wall lights designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini in the 1940s. Each is composed of five hand blow Murano glasses made in the “Corteccia” technique. The color of the glass is amb...
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Reticello Glass Chandelier Design Carlo Scarpa for Venini, 1950s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in taranto, IT
Spectacular original Venini chandelier, production around the 1950s, design by Carlo Scarpa, with four light points Entirely made of Murano glass with reticello processing with br...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Rare Venini Reticello Pendant by Carlo Scarpa, 1940
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing and rare pendant with a precious hand blown reticello Murano glass sphere designed by Carlo Scarpa, 1940. Excellent original condition. One E27 Light bulb 60 Watt.  
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Lanterns

Materials

Blown Glass

Venini Blown Murano Reticello Glass Pendant, 1950s, Atributed to Carlo Scarpa
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A Venini hand blown reticello Murano glass sphere pendant, Italy, 1950s, atributed to designer Carlo Scarpa. Brass mounted in conical shape showing its elegant and clean lines design...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini with 57 Murano Glasses, Italy
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1960s. This chandelier features 57 beige and transparent handmade polyhedron pieces of Murano glass by Venini. Being handmade means that they might be different fr...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Murano Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini
By Venini
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful vintage Murano glass Poliedri Chandelier by Carlo Scarpa for Venini . Italy c.1965
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in London, GB
Beautiful textured opalescent glass wall lights by Carlo Scarpa.
Category

Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery