Set of Three Original Chandeliers by Carlo SCARPA for VENINI, 1950's
Three large Chandeliers designed by Carlo Scarpa. Italy, Venini, 1950s.
A set of three chandeliers with the Carlo Scarpa designed Poliedri glass pieces in amber and purple. Vintage metal frames with 201 vintage glass pieces and 35 light-sockets each (we only used nine of these). The set probably dates to the late 1950s and has all the original glass available. Glass made in Murano. Super cool and rare!
- F. Deboni, Venini I Vetri, Tav.166, Allemandi, 2007.
- 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.
Original vintage condition, all glass pieces are present and in good condition.