A vintage art glass vase of the 'Bolle' series. Thin mouth blown straw and red glass fused in incalmo technique. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1966 and manufactured by Venini Murano Venice in the 1970s. Venini model number 502.01. Signed with incised signature 'venini italia tw' on the base. Good condition with traces of use on the bottom and slight deposit inside.
In 1921 Paolo Venini and Giacomo Cappellin founded a company that would become world famous. Under the artistic directions of Vittorio Zecchin the Vetri Soffiati Cappellin Venini & C. become the whiz kid of the golden 1920s. Over the decades, countless world-renowned artists like Napoleone Martinuzzi, Carlo Scarpa, Tomaso Buzzi, Fulvio Bianconi, Tuni Zuccheri, Thomas Stearns, Toots Zynski or Ettore Sottsass have enthusiastically worked for Venini, designing something very special with each of their new techniques and designs. The creations of Venini where honored with several awards. Till today Venini is one of the leading art glass manufacturies on Murano.
Height: 7.87" (20 cm)
Diameter: 7.48" (19 cm)