Fulvio Bianconi Vertical bands vase for Venini Murano Italia.
Murano mouth blown glass vase designed by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini in 1950.
The walls are transparent “smoky” amber with 6 large applied white glass bands.
This series of designs by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini shows different techniques, vertical or horizontal bands of colors on generally colored transparent glass.
Different color variations can be find, they always used the characteristic strong Venini palette of color shades. More commons ones are blue with red bands and Green with red bands.
A truly Bianconi piece in terms of shades and color variation.
“A fasce verticali” in Italian language were exhibited :
Milan 9Th Triennale in 1951
Stockholm at Nordiska Kompaniet, 1951
Venice, 26th Biennale Internazionale d’Arte
The vase is signed with the 3 lines acid stamp “Venini Murano Italia”.
Rare triangular shaped "fasce verticali", murano mouth blown glass vase, smoked glass with white bands decorations
Designer: Fulvio Bianconi
H 8 3/4in. - 22cm x L 4 1/4in. - 11cm x D 4 1/4in - 11cm
“Heaven help you if you start up with glass, if you do, it will never go out of you”
Graphic artist, illustrator and later designer Fulvio Bianconi was born In Padue in 1915.
Fulvio has a strong predisposition for drawing and attended courses at the Academy of fine Arts in Venice. He lived from childhood in Venice itself.
In the middle of the thirties, he moved to Milan to work as a graphic designer and illustrator.
Bianconi had first contacts with Venini in 1946 when he was in charge to find a manufacture to produce Perfume bottles. He met then Poalo Venini and they built a very strong relationship.
It was the beginning of the fifties and the firms had to choice between starting new designs or continue to produce classic shapes.
Paolo and Fulvio decided to concentrate themselves on new designs…