Vistosi Sebenica Table Lamp
Materials: Opaque/white hand blown crystal Murano glass resting on an aluminum ring. It has an opaque glass diffuser inside. Metal (galvanized iron) rod inside. Bakelite socket.
Height: 53 cm / 20.86”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Base: ∅ 19 cm / 7.48”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably a white/opaque bulb.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Enrico Capuzzo.
Manufacturer: Vistosi, Murano, Italy.
Other versions: A version with a closed top and made in one piece is also produced.
Table lamp designed by the Italian architect Enrico Capuzzo for Vistosi in 1965. The Sebenica table lamp is made of two pieces of white opaque Murano glass, the outside is in 1 piece and a diffuser is inside on top.
Literature: Rertorio del Design Italiano, vol. 1, p. 121, illustrated.
Enrico Capuzzo also designed glass objects and lamps for the other famous Murano company Venini, together wit Paolo Venini.
Capuzzo is/was an architect and he designed many buildings such as the Palasport Giobatta Gianquinto (Palasport Arsenale) in Venice, Italy in 1977.
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. 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 Magistretti, Enrico 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. In the 1990s the factory closed for a couple of years. It was reopened by Matteo Moretti, Giancarlo’s son, who relaunched the Vistosi brand. During the same period Vistosi acquired the brands Alox, G2 and Triade. Today, the company still produces the most beautiful lamps, some of them old classics.
The sole survivor of the original founders, Luciano, born 24 February 1930, dedicated himself to research and glass sculpture until his death (in Venice) on 14 Mai 2010.
Links (external links open in a new window)
More info about the history of the Vistosi company can be found on their website: www.vistosi.com/company/history
Murano glass blowing on Wikipedia
Murano glass Museum on the Murano island
Other Vistosi lamps on Vintageinfo
Other Murano lamps on Vintageinfo