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Pair of Blown Murano Glass Globe Table Lamps by Venini (Circa 1950s)


Pair of blown Murano glass globe table lamps (circa 1950s) by Venini. Modernist and elegant, these blown Murano glass globe lamps provide a source of lighting which is both functional and decorative. The stripe effect was ahead of its time in terms of capturing and amplifying light's interaction with glass. Lamps rest on a brass base. In excellent vintage condition commensurate with age. Recently re-wired. 

About the Designer: Paolo Venini's (1895 - 1959) company became synonymous with flamboyantly hued art glass and glass lighting at the cutting edge of contemporary aesthetics. From 1927 to 1932, Venini explored a series of new techniques—like pasta vitrea (opaque glass), vetro incamiciato (layered glass), and vetro pulegoso (bubble glass)—which engendered particularly experimental forms for the time. Venini’s reputation for innovation grew through exhibitions at national fairs. Venini went into to partnership with Gio Ponti and Pietro Chiesa among others in order to form an association for the promotion of modern design.

Following World War II, Venini continued to produce glass in a modern idiom, frequently in collaboration with important midcentury designers and architectss like Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti. When he passed away in 1959, his company passed to his son-in-law, Ludovico Diaz De Santillan. In the 1970s, Ludovico’s daughter, Laura, managed the company, until the Gardini and Ferruzzi families acquired it in the mid-1980s. 


H 22 cm

W 19.5 cm