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XL Globe lamp by Vistosi, Italy 1970

XL Globe lamp by Vistosi, Italy 1970

€ 1.500,00Price

Impressive globe lamp by Vistosi, Italy 1970's. Handblown Murano glass by the masters of Vistosi. Vistosi lamps are created by a team of renowned international designers. Their products ar considered to be of the best available quality in the world. Each and every detail of their lamps is masterfully created by experts who strive for nothing than the best.


History . . .

In 1791 Gio-Batta Vistosi is appointed Gastaldo dell'Arte - head of the glass makers' guild - and becomes the delegate of the furnaces' owners in Murano.

The decline of the Venetian Republic and the riots among the workforce mark a long dark period in the artistic glass production. During this century many furnaces shut down for good and the Art seems to fade. It's not until 1945 that Guglielmo Vistosi opens up a new furnace in Murano. During the 1950's, under the guidance Guglielmo's grandchildren, the Vistosi production starts to focus on lighting items, achieving a considerable success. The decisive move towards success is to tie the production to the most famous designers of the time such as Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass, Adalberto Dal Lago, etc. In 1989 Moretti, a businessman from Murano with a long experience in the glass sector acquires the prestigious brand, giving birth to Vetreria Vistosi. Until this present day, highly skilled craftsmen create the most exciting glass lamps in the world.


Vistosi glass . . .

Vistosi's blown glass is produced with a unique blend. Once reduced sodium to a minimal amount, the glass seems to acquire the characteristics of steel: it is resistant and does not get opaque with the passing of time. The handcrafted products of every single piece is unveiled by imperceptible differences on the surface.


This particular glass globe is complex to make due to it's size and the use of two types of glass. Complex glass designs can take up to 7 experts to make.


A unique opportunity to own a true Vistosi masterpiece!


The glass globe is marked "vistosi" and the base holds the original light dimmer. In excellent condition with only some small chipping around the opening of the globe (which is invisible when the globe is positioned on its base). In fully working order.


Diameter globe: approx 55cm

Height base: approx 10cm



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