Polyhedron Chandelier by Carlo SCARPA, Murano Glass (clear/ purple)
Chandelier in clear and purple, designed by Carlo Scarpa. Italy, Venini, c1965.
An early original polyhedron chandelier, produced in the mid to end of the sixties. Metal frame with well over 100 hand-blown polyhedron glass pieces in clear and purple colours.
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.