Carlo Scarpa - Design New York Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass, Its history, artists and techniques, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, p. 163, catalogo blu pl. 138

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ceiling light, model no. 5417

1931-1935
Filigrana glass, copper.
31 1/2 in. (80 cm) drop, 12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter
Manufactured by Venini, Italy. Light fixture impressed with VENINI/MURANO.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $74,500

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Meaghan Roddy
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New York
+ 1 212 940 1266

Design

New York Auction 17 December 2014 11am