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  • Provenance

    Galleria Ecodiforme, Turin

  • Literature

    Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Gli Artisti Di Venini, exh. cat., Istituto di Storia dell’Arte, Venice, 1996, p. 91, figs. 77-78; Helmut Ricke and Eva Schmitt, Italian Glass Murano, Milan 1930-1970, Munich, 1997, p. 60, fig. 21; Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, illustrated p. 132, fig. 86

  • 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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87

‘Sommerso’ vase

1934
Glass.
20.5 cm. (8 in.) high

Manufactured by Venini, Italy.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Design

15 Oct 2009
London