Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
( 1931 – 1989 )
Ludovico Diaz de Santillana was born in Rome in 1931.
He is Anna Venini’s husband (Anna is Paolo Venini’s daughter) and Laura de Santillana’s father.
After Paolo Venini’s death in 1960, Ludovico de Santillana took over the reins of the artistic direction of the family manufacture.
Ludovico de Santillana opened the company’s doors to young Americans (Thomas Sterns, Kennet (Ken) Scott, Benjamin Moore, …)
He also collaborated extensively with Tobia Scarpa, Carlo’s son, notably in the development of the “Battuti” series, which met with great commercial success.
Ludovico also worked extensively on Venini’s international expansion and the use of glass elements in architectural projects.