Fulvio Bianconi, Paolo Venini

1957 - 2016


CLESSIDRA – Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi | 1957
420.06 Ø 10 H 25 cm ( 3,93” – 9,84”)


Tecnica di lavorazione: Incalmo


Fulvio Bianconi

Settling in Milan, he collaborated as graphic designer and illustrator with the publishers Mondadori, Bombiani, Garzanti and frescoed the Galtrucco shops and Trade Fair pavilions.
In 1946 he travelled many times to Murano to learn more about the art of glassmaking. Here he met Paolo Venini who, sensing the creative spirit of the young Bianconi, invited him to collaborate with his glassworks. From his with the Figure della Commedia dell’Arte, the Tiepolos the Fazzoletto, the Sirene, the Pezzati and many others emerged. New workmanship techniques of the glassmaking art and revision of the age-old ones were the subject of the creative research of Fulvio Bianconi.
Molding movement and color into his glass pieces, Fulvio Bianconi established a totally up-to-date link with the history of Murano.

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Paolo Venini

In 1921 Paolo Venini, a lawyer from Milan, whose family was distantly involved in glass-making, founded with the antique dealer Giacomo Cappellin the company Venini & C.
He always worked alongside his designers and architects, with the goal to anticipate and guide the flavour, checking out every model from his furnaces.
His safe aesthetic choices, combined with high quality products, procured to his glassware a remarkable success in critics and audiences.
He devoted himself to design since the early 30s: in 1936 he produced the “Diamante” glasses and, in collaboration with Carlo Scarpa, the “murrine romane”.
He participated to all the Triennials in Milan and the Biennials in Venice, and exhibited in all the European countries and the United States.

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This technique is particularly difficult and it is realized by joining two different glass pieces when still hot by their circumference. In this way it is possible to obtain a single object in two different colors.