Set of three wall lights

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  • Artist Bio

    Carlo Scarpa

    Italian • 1906 - 1978

    Phillips Design has a deep-rooted passion for the work of Carlo Scarpa, one of the twentieth century's great poets, whose rhythms, lines and materials — a grammar of space — appeal both as a local response to the architect's birth city, Venice, and a universal language of ordered dynamism.



    Carlo Scarpa graduated with a degree in architectural drawing from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice in 1926. In the years that followed, he worked as a teaching assistant for a former professor, ran his own architectural practice in Venice and worked as a freelance artist for M.V.M. Cappellin glassworks. When M.V.M. Cappellin went bankrupt in 1932, Scarpa joined Venini & C. in Murano, where he served as artistic director until 1947. During his tenure at Venini, Scarpa developed a host of new techniques — in particular, mezza filigrano, a bollicine and corroso — that catapulted the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing to the forefront of modernist design.

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Set of three wall lights

circa 1935
Tubular glass, glass, metal.
Each three-armed: 44.5 x 68.3 x 39.5 cm (17 1/2 x 26 7/8 x 15 1/2 in); five-armed: 44.5 x 94 x 50 cm (17 1/2 x 37 x 19 5/8 in)
Manufactured by Venini, Italy. Comprising one five-armed and two three-armed (3).

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £23,750

Contact Specialist
designlondon@phillips.com
+ 44 20 7318 4019

Design

London 25 April 2013 2pm