Large Polyhedron Glass Chandelier by Carlo SCARPA
Chandelier with amber and clear glass, designed by Carlo Scarpa, Italy. Originally designed for Venini.
Polyhedron chandelier with a white metal frame and well over 200 polyhedron glass pieces in amber (plus several clear glass pieces). Six E27 light sockets, chromed chain and canopy. Height including chain, 88cm.
Literature: VENINI Glass, Catalogue 1921-2007. Several pages dedicated to the polyhedron designs fully illustrated.
Carlo SCARPA (1906-1978) studied at the Accademia di Bella Arti in Venice, when starting to work for Cappellin. He supervised building work on industrial projects as well as the restoration of The Palazzo Da Mula in Venice. In the 1930s he started to collaborate with Paolo Venini, his importance clearly illustrated at the 1940 Venice Biennale. A whole room was decorated with his designs and made quite an impact in the design world. Later, his son Tobia Scarpa also found a fruitful field of expression with Venini.
Excellent vintage condition.