Large Tessuto Vase by Carlo Scarpa for Venini Murano
Item e7111

A rare example of the 'Tessuto' series designed by Carlo Scarpa ca. 1940. Manufactured by Venini Murano Venice. Thin vertically fused glass threads in alternating turquoise, milkwhite and black. This example was manufactured in 1988. Venini model number 524.02. Incised  signature 'venini Carlo Scarpa 1988' on the base. 

Carlo Scarpa (1906 – 1978) was one of the most important architects of Italian modernism. Like his role model Frank Lloyd Wright, he was a follower of organic architecture. Scarpa worked with the M.V.M Cappelin Glassworks from 1925 to 1931 and for Venini from 1932 to 1947. His designs characterize the 20s and 30s in both companies. In the early years he created especially light blown glass designs with geometrical forms. Since the 1930s he moved to designes with heavy submerged (sommereso) glasses. Further design ideas from his signature were presented at the 19th Biennale d'Arte in Venice. Carlo Scarpa explored the interaction of glass and light in his works. Several well known glass techniques such as murrine (patterned glass made from rods), penelatte (glass with brushstroke decoration), inciso (glass with cutted lines) and battuto (beaten glass) characterise his objects. In 1961, Carlo Scarpa created a large light installation with modular polyhedra in the form of free fall for the World Exhibition in Turin.

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Height: 12.72" (32.3 cm)
Diameter: 4.72" (12 cm)

Literature Reference:
Franco Deboni, Venini Glass Volume 2, Turin 2007, picture 98 (colours)
Venini, Dedicated to Paolo Venini and to the masters of glass-making, Cermenate 1978
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