Vintage Acco Vase by Alessandro Mendini for Venini, Murano 1997
Item e6747

A vintage art glass vase of the Acco series designed in 1988 by Alessandro Mendini for Venini, Venice. White opaque glass with a colorful overlay in red and a clear glass finish. With incised signature 'venini 97 A. Mendini' on the base and company lable on the body. A great example of the 1980s Italian Memphis Design.

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 were honored with several awards. Till today Venini is one of the leading art glass manufacturies on Murano.

Height: 17.52" (44.5 cm)
Diameter: 5.51" (14 cm)

Literature Reference:
Venini, Venini Glass Objects 1999, Murano Venice 1999, page 57
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