Venini Masterpieces

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Venini Masterpieces

Venini Masterpieces tell an all-Italian story. Venini is like a powerful incandescent stone from which an invincible material is born, which moves in the lines of time to amaze, creating an emotional and sensorial experience, confirming the unmistakable identity of this great Made in Italy reality. Now we tell it to you through Venini Masterpieces!

VENINI creates authentic masterpieces in hand-blown, hand-finished glass.

As if they were conquering Knights, Venini’s reign also has its invincible paladins of style. These are the Masterpieces of Venini that, for years, have conquered the scenes of Contemporary Art, Artisan Avant-garde and Interior Exclusive Design.

Venini Masterpieces: KUKINTO

More than a knight, he is an oriental warrior from the Land of the Rising Sun. Kukinto rises with proud majesty, turning its soft and shiny shapes to the sky like the colored blade of a mortal katana. Designed in the nineties by Timo Sarpaneva for Venini, Kukinto crosses the oceans of time like a fragment of crystal kissed by the rainbow.

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    Venini Kukinto Vase

    $ 2.919,79 $ 2.511,02

    Venini very large Kukinto vase mouth-blown and hand-crafted in Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 46 cm, h 40 cm (18,11″D – 15,74″H)

    Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva designed this colourful “Kukinto” vase for Venini. “Kukinto” is the Finnish word for fluorescence, and the bright vase really do make you think of colourful blossoms.
    Handmade. Signed at base. Murano glass. Wipe clean with soft dry cloth. Made in Italy.

From Kukinto to Yemen, from Geacolor to Veronese, we get to know these Venini Masterpieces, completely handmade thanks to the historical knowledge techniques of the Murano tradition and mouth blowing.

Masterpiece Vase YEMEN

It’s still in the 1990s that Venini with Ettore Sottsass dares to play the combination of geometric shapes. Of the Venini Masterpieces, Yemen more than a knight dresses as Court Jester, who thanks to his playful tones and bright colors, entertains real and not, on a journey towards inspiration and unpredictability.

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    Venini Yemen Vase

    $ 2.286,59 $ 1.966,46

    Venini Yemen mouth-blown and hand-crafted Murano glass Vase, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 25 cm, h 30 cm (9.84″D – 11.81″H)

    Yemen is a vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini. Hand blow glass. Different shapes reflect one in the other, like magical memories of distant lands. In “Yemen”, emotion takes precedence over function.
    Handmade.
    Signed at base.
    Murano glass.
    Wipe clean with soft dry cloth.
    Made in Italy. read more...

    The Venini Yemen Vase was designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1994, the Italian-Austrian artist whose storied career touched everything from furniture to typewriters.

    Sottsass sought inspiration during his numerous travels around the world. The photos would be of architecture, houses, doors, people and situations involving dwellings and, in more general terms, the presence of humans on the planet which he then transposed into his works of art.

    The Venini hand blow glass vase with its different geometric shapes, circular shaped body and triangular neck and base reflect one in the other, like magical memories of distant lands. In “Yemen” vase, emotion takes precedence over function. Sottsass’s glass masterpieces are always complex organisms, designed as if they were characters. The artist-architect shatters the technical boundaries of the objects using different materials, in this case glass, bringing them to life. They are beings made of many elements that create a lively yet imaginary world emphasized by quirky colours and childlike forms.

    The technique used is Opal overlapping transparent coral red, milk-white, black and light green colours to the Milk-white one. Perfect for indoor home decor as container or strong statement piece.

Venini is the essence of exclusivity. It resides in the exclusive techniques that have been researched over time and which then contaminated genres, styles and artistic inspirations.

Venini Masterpiece: GEACOLOR

Gae Aulenti finds in Venini an earthly, primordial, almost volcanic inspiration. Here among our knights there is a young warrior, who was born from Mother Earth, Geacolor is the quintessence of the cosmos. With its multilayer, Geacolor transmits the power of union and the strength of complementarity. The Geacolor vase, among all, stands out for its rough and granite appearance that surprises for the nature of the element it is made of. A glass that does not show itself, that hides behind an armor, shaped as if it were an earth’s crust. Invincible and destined to persist over the centuries, a small colored planet that hides the delicacy of the art of Murano. The delicacy of the woman is kept behind an impenetrable armor.

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    Venini Geacolor Vase

    $ 4.280,02 $ 3.680,82

    Venini Geacolor Vase in mouth-blown and hand-crafted multicolor Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 30 cm (11.81″D)
    Design: Gae Aulenti

    Several multicolored, blown glass layers are joined together in the geacolor technique, creating an abstract decorative piece that is both visually captivating and expertly crafted. read more...

    The techniques of transparency reflect the elegance and the quality of the « Made in Italy » mark, with an immediately recognisable design. With these techniques, the master-glassblowers give life to the most fantastic creations, touching objects of glass art with enthralling nuances of light. Geacolour is an iconic example. The technique used is mould-blowing, an alternative to free blowing, where the globe of molten glass is placed on the end of the blow pipe, and is then inflated into a carved mould. In that way, the shape and the texture of the bubble of glass is determined by the design on the interior of the mould rather than the skill of the glassworker.

    This beautiful Venini Glass vase is comprised of multiple blown glass layers of coloured glass built over a clear spherical matrix creating an abstract decorative piece that is both visually captivating and expertly crafted. The designer is Gae Aulenti, one of the most celebrated Italian architects and was launched into production by Venini in 1996. Gae Aulenti embraced a precise idea of Italian design, that is, creating products the user may establish both a functional and emotional relationship with: the object therefore has its own value besides its specific effectiveness, capable of engaging and conquering its own users and communicating with them and this is what Geacolour precisely does.

Venini boasts the involvement of great artists and architects in the creation of new shapes and chromatic mergers, without betraying the calm and wisdom that is preserved in the Murano craftsmanship and that resists temporary upheavals.

Venini Masterpieces VERONESE

He is the first Venini knight who owes his life to the artist Vittorio Zecchin, who made it in 1921 to pay homage to Paolo Veronese, a sixteenth-century painter, author of the Venetian Annunciation, in which he represented an elegant glass vase next to the Virgin. In addition to recreating the refined vase we find in Veronese, Zecchin makes it the presentation image of the Venini company, which promotes it as an official logo. Over time, the Veronese vase has encountered many color versions, retaining its shape and a privileged place in the heart of Italian design and style in the world.

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    Venini Veronese aquamarine

    $ 1.934,80 $ 1.741,32

    Venini Veronese Vase in mouth-blown and hand-crafted aquamarine Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 20 cm, h 32 cm (7.8″D – 12.48″H)

    This gorgeous aquamarine vase or decorative object from Venini is sure to bring flair to any setting or side table. This piece is limited edition.
    Handmade. Signed at base. Murano glass. Wipe clean with soft dry cloth. Made in Italy.

    The “Veronese” vases from Venini are a design by the artist Vittorio Zecchin from 1921. The artist, who was Venini’s art director from 1921 to 1925, took inspiration from a painting by Paolo Veronese, finished in 1580, which is today kept at the Accademia Galleries in Venice: “The Annunciation”. The glass work was so successful, that it became the firm’s logo.

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    Venini Veronese apple green Vase

    $ 1.934,80 $ 1.741,32

    Venini Veronese Vase in mouth-blown and hand-crafted red Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 20 cm, h 32 cm (7.8″D – 12.48″H)

    This gorgeous red vase or decorative object from Venini is sure to bring flair to any setting or side table.

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    Venini Veronese red Vase

    $ 2.052,06 $ 1.846,86

    Venini Veronese Vase in mouth-blown and hand-crafted red Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 20 cm, h 32 cm (7.8″D – 12.48″H)

    This gorgeous red vase or decorative object from Venini is sure to bring flair to any setting or side table.

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    Venini Veronese straw yellow Vase

    $ 1.934,80 $ 1.741,32

    Venini Veronese Vase in mouth-blown and hand-crafted straw yellow Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 20 cm, h 32 cm (7.8″D – 12.48″H)

    This gorgeous straw yellow vase or decorative object from Venini is sure to bring flair to any setting or side table.

    The “Veronese” vases from Venini are a design by the artist Vittorio Zecchin from 1921. The artist, who was Venini’s art director from 1921 to 1925, took inspiration from a painting by Paolo Veronese, finished in 1580, which is today kept at the Accademia Galleries in Venice: “The Annunciation”. The glass work was so successful, that it became the firm’s logo.

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    Venini Veronese taupe Vase

    $ 1.934,80 $ 1.741,32

    Venini Veronese Vase in mouth-blown and hand-crafted taupe Murano glass, gift-wrapped.
    1 pc – Ø 20 cm, h 32 cm (7.8″D – 12.48″H)

    This gorgeous taupe vase or decorative object from Venini is sure to bring flair to any setting or side table.

    The “Veronese” vases from Venini are a design by the artist Vittorio Zecchin from 1921. The artist, who was Venini’s art director from 1921 to 1925, took inspiration from a painting by Paolo Veronese, finished in 1580, which is today kept at the Accademia Galleries in Venice: “The Annunciation”. The glass work was so successful, that it became the firm’s logo.

ORIGINS

Murano. During the early 1920s, from an entrepreneurial union between a Venetian antique dealer and a Milanese expert in glass processing, what we all know as the Venini company was born. Already in its first five years of life, the Venetian company, under the artistic direction of the painter Vittorio Zecchin, embarked on a journey in the evasion of schemes related to tradition, and thus let itself go towards experimentation, avant-garde art, and manufacturing techniques increasingly innovative. Successful exhibitions and decorative arts exhibitions begin, these conquer the Italian and – above all – foreign scene. Venini starts collaborations with esthetics, painters, designers and renowned architects of the time, and touches the highest artistic excellence and, thus, matures a high level of experimentation. This growth, announced at the dawn of the sixties, is the turning point towards the affirmation of the Venini style in the world of Contemporary Art and Modern Design, where the rules of avant-garde aesthetics bow to the mastery of the ancient art of making blown and handmade glass.