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Venini Glass Chandelier, Triedri Crystal Glass, Italy, 1960s



A wonderful Italian pendant light fixture or semi flush mount light by Venini, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960. The light is made of a nice combination of clear, orange and amber/brown Triedri crystal glasses. One orange glass has been restored which is not visible when it is mounted. The lamp has four sockets for small screw base (E14 candelabra) filament or LED bulbs up to 40W. Light bulbs are not included. It is possible to install this fixture in all countries (US, UK, Europe, Asia, Canada,) although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity. It also can be used with a dimmer. The fixture has great volume and in reality it look much bigger than you would expect it from the dimensions. Measure: Diameter 18.5 in. (47 cm). Height: body without chain 14.6 in. (37 cm) / incl. chain and canopy: 22 in. (56 cm).


  • Creator
    Venini (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Diameter: 18.51 in. (47 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good. One orange glass has been restored which is not visible when it is mounted.
  • Seller Location
    Graz, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU108243264482

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    Ships From: Graz, Austria
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About the Maker


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 Graz, Austria

Always on the lookout for beautiful, rare and high-quality 20th-century design, HPS DESIGN INTERIOR offers furnishings made in the 1950s to 1970s in Austria, Italy, Germany and Scandinavian, as well as selected Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces from the 1900s and Bauhaus items from the 1930s. Its inventory is predominately li...

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