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Gino Vistosi White and Translucent Discs Chandelier

 

Condition: In excellent condition.

Materials: 27 Murano crystal glass white/opaque and translucent discs, brass frame, Bakelite sockets.

Total height: 110 cm – 43.30”

Height: 37 cm – 14.56”

Width: 52 cm – 20.47”

Electricity: 8 bulbs E14 and 1 bulb E 27 – 9 x 60 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred but a bright bulb gives the most beautiful result.

Period: 1950s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Gino Vistosi (1925-1980).

Manufacturer: Vistosi, AV Mazzega… , Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Different sizes and colours, more or less discs, wall lights, ceiling lights, table lamps. Other disc chandeliers on this website: Gino Vistosi Disc Chandeliers.

This spectacular mouth blown glass disc chandelier is characteristic of Gino’s design vocabulary: simple, geometric shapes. None of these lamps are identical and are all handmade.

Despite the fact that Gino Vistosi designed these lamps, all of the lamp producers on the Murano island made these lamps. It was a big hit and they where made for more than 30 years. Few are marked with a label.

Vistosi was created by Guglielmo Vistosi in Murano in 1945 focusing on lighting. After his premature death his sons Gino and Luciano, joined their uncle Oreste in the founding of the Vistosi company.

In 1956 Alessandro Pianon, a Venetian Architect, joined the company and together with second generation Luciano and Gino Vistosi they gave a swing to the company focusing on innovation and design.

The company has employed some very relevant designers such as Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti, Peter Pelzel, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Adalberto Dal Lago, Vico MagistrettiEnrico Tronconi  and so on.

In 1989 Giancarlo Moretti, a businessman from Murano with a long experience in the glass sector with Vetrofond and Punto Luce, acquires the prestigious brand, giving birth to Vetreria Vistosi.

The sole survivor of the original founders, Luciano, dedicated himself to research and glass sculpture until his death in 2010.

More info about the history of the Vistosi company can be found on their website: www.vistosi.com/company/history
Murano glass blowing Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/Murano_glass
Murano glass Museum: museovetro.visitmuve.it

Other Vistosi lights on Vintageinfo click here.

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Different model, 36 white and translucent discs

Gino Vistosi White and Translucent Disc Chandelier