Italian, 1921

In 1921, Paolo Venini, a lawyer from Milan, and Giacomo Cappellin, an antiques dealer from Venice, established a glass factory in Murano—a series of islands famous for its glass making. Venini and Cappellin enlisted the painter Vittorio Zecchin to serve as the artistic director. In 1925, Venini and Cappellin went their separate ways and Venini established Venini & C. with Napoleone Martinuzzi serving as artistic director. Venini distinguished itself by creating designs that were rooted in the Venetian glass making tradition, but also embraced Modernism. Venini enlisted a number of important Modernist designers and architects, including Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti, and Tyra Lundgren, to create pioneering works for them. Paolo Venini, who designed a number of well-known pieces himself, managed the company until his death in 1959. Venini continues to produce art glass and art lighting today.    

Fulvio Bianconi Venini Murano Fulvio Bianconi Tiepolo Head Figurine
Venini Venini Murano Fulvio... H 5.12 in W 3.54 in D 3.54 in $ 3,600
Toni Zuccheri Scolpito
Venini Scolpito H 7.87 in W 4.72 in D 2.36 in $ 2,160
 Venini Very Huge Murano Glass Spiral Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
Very Huge Murano Glass... H 55.91 in DIA 21.65 in $ 8,950
Toni Zuccheri Very Huge Multi Color Murano Tronchi Chandelier by Toni Zuccheri by Venini
Venini Very Huge Multi-Color... H 23.62 in DIA 39.37 in $ 9,950
 Venini Two Tier Glass and Brass Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
Two-Tier Glass and Brass... H 12.99 in DIA 15.75 in $ 1,950
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