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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:
Murano glass on Wikipedia
The Murano glass museum on the Murano island
Murano lights on Vintageinfo

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Gino Vistosi Multicoloured Discs Chandelier


Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: 36 mouth-blown Murano crystal glass discs, metal chromed frame, Bakelite sockets.

Total height: 110 cm – 43.30”

Height: 58 cm – 22.83”

Width: 58 cm – 22.83”

Electricity: 8 bulbs E14 – 8 x 60 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably clear/bright bulbs.

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

Designer: Gino Vistosi (1925-1980).

Manufacturer: Vistosi, AV Mazzega and many others.

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

This spectacular mouth blown glass disc chandelier is characteristic of the design vocabulary of Gino Vistosi: simple, geometric shapes and monochrome colours executed in the cased glass technique.  None of these lamps are identical and are all handmade.

Despite the fact that Gino Vistosi designed these lamps, almost all of the light  producers on the Murano island in Italy 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.

Four other examples, also on Vintageinfo


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