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Vistosi Table Lamp

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Red en white mouth blown crystal Murano glass, brass ring, Bakelite socket.

Height: 46 cm – 18.11”

Width: 16,5 cm – 6.49”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 – 1 x 60 watt max – 110/220 volt.

Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white/opaque or frosted one gives the most beautiful result.

Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised, Adalberto Dal Lago is a possibility, he designed other lamps for Vistosi with the same elegance as this one.

Manufacturer: Vistosi, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Most likely in other colours and sizes. Very rare table lamp.

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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