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Set of Three Gold-Plated Piramide Venini Flushmounts, 1970s, Italy

$10,600.83per set

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An exceptional set of three gold-plated Venini flushmounts with faceted clear crystal tubes of Murano glass. Modulated in the form of a pyramid. The flush mounts are designed and produced by Venini in Italy from the 1970s. The Murano tubes are suspended on a gold-plated frame with a reflecting back of chrome. Several crystal tubes suspended on beautifully constructed gold-plated frame and chrome backing. At the top a crystal glass in the form of a pyramid. The flushmounts are executed to a very high standard. Each flushmount creates beautiful variations and patterns in light and shadow. Please notice the price is for the set. They will be sold singly, as pair or as set of three or four. The two large flushmounts with 45 tubes different lengths, requires 8 standard 40 Watt E14 light bulbs. The size: 19.7" (50 cm) width x 19.7" (50 cm) height x 8.7" (22 cm) depth. Size of the small flushmount with 24 tubes different lengths, requires 4 standard 40 Watt E14 light bulbs. The size: 15" (38 cm) width x 15" (38 cm height) x 5.5" (14 cm) depth Heavy quality and in excellent condition. The flushmount can be disassembled and the crystals individually wrapped for easy transport.

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About Venini (Designer)

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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