Venini

     In 1921 Venini and Cappellin opened a glass factory on the island of Murano, the historic glass production center in the lagoon of Venice, Italy, under the name Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Cappellin Venini & C. With Luigi Ceresa and Emilio Hochs as investors, they arranged to purchase the recently closed Murano glass factory of Andrea Rioda, hire the former firm's glassblowers, and retain Rioda himself to serve as technical director of the venture.
     Their plans went quickly awry, however, when Rioda died before production had begun. The venture was successfully launched and prospered. The firm benefited from a commitment to introducing new, modern design concepts.
     Following disputes, Cappellin withdrew from the firm in 1925, taking most of the firm's master glassblowers and launching a competitor. Venini reorganized with new glassblowers and, first as Soffiati Muranesi Venini & C. and later as Venini & C., achieving a position as a design leader among Murano firms. Venini himself played a role in designing several of the firm's best-known products, including the famous "fazzoletto" (handkerchief) series which he created with designer Fulvio Bianconi.  Following Venini's death in 1959, the firm was initially continued by other family members and then sold in 1985.  
     To this day, Venini is synonymous with the highest quality glass, and the Venini line is sold in the most prestigious department stores in the world.
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    "Opalino"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Dogon"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Odalische"
    Signed by Venini (Cream or Beige)
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    "Vaso Lucenti 1"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Vaso Lucenti II"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Battuto Bicolore"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Fazzoletto Special Edition"
    Available in Two Sizes
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    "Veronese"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Opalini"
    White, Black, Blue, Ivory, Yellow, Taupe or Raspberry
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    "Deco" Large Vase
    White, Taupe or Green
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    "Sommersi Oro"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Deco" Bowl
    Red or White
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    "Donna" Sculpture Vase
    Signed by Venini
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    "Ritagli"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Four Seasons"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Gio Ponti Bottle"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Fazzoletto" Handkerchief Vase
    Yellow, Plum or Raspberry
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    "Abaco" Wall Sconce
    By Venini
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    "Classici" Wall Sconce
    By Venini
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    "Selena" Table Lamp
    By Venini
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    "Gio Ponti" Wall Sconce
    By Venini
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    "Opalino" Large Vase
    Signed and Dated 1981
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    "La Buan"
    White, Plum or Taupe
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    "Emerald Green Venini Vase"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Emerald Green Venini Bowl"
    Signed by Venini
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    "Circo de Luna" Lamp
    By Venini
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    "Le Sabbie" Vase
    Signed by Venini