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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Turin

  • Literature

    'Considerazione sui vetri di Venini', Domus, July 1937, no. 103, p. 33 for a simialr example
    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 260, pl. 163 for a similar example
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, p. 60 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ceiling light model number 5281 from the Catalogo Blu was exhibited at the VI Milan Triennale in 1936.

  • 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, variant of model no. 5281

circa 1936
Iridescent cordonato glass, nickel-plated tubular metal, brass.
84.9 cm (33 3/8 in.) drop, 33.2 cm (13 1/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,750

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Design Day Sale

London Auction 28 April 2016