A "murrine opache" plate

Carlo Scarpa

reference UD03_17

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Lightly ground irregular shaped glass plate with coral red five points murrines on a black base.
On the bottom, the murrines are 1 point.
The opaque murrine glassware is the outcome of Scarpa and Paolo Venini technique.
The very first example of Murrine opaque were published in "Domus" in 1936.
This example fired at Venini in 1991.

Designer: Carlo Scarpa
Manufacturer: Venini
H 2 1/4 in. x Dm 10 3/4 in.
H 6 cm x Dm 27 cm
Signed with diamond point Venini Carlo Scarpa 1991/03
Bears original plastic label venini murano made in Italy
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Very good vintage condition

Carlo Scarpa
A "murrine opache" plate
REF UD03_17
All photos are from Ludovic Vandenweghe for unforget.eu

Carlo Scarpa

( 1906 – 1978 )

Carlo Scarpa is an Italian architect and designer.

After studying architecture in Venice, Carlo Scarpa has direct connections with glassmaking in Murano, Cappelin at first, where he took on the responsibility of artistic director.


In 1933 he came into contact with Paolo Venini.

Fourteen years of intense and fruitful collaboration will follow, during which Carlo will exploit the immense possibilities of glass.

Glass will stimulate in him a constant search for detail.

Carlo was also the scenographer of the Venice Biennale for more than 30 years.

As an architect, he excelled in the restoration of museums and show-rooms of Italian manufacturers such as the headquarters of Gavina or the show-room of Olivetti on Saint Marc’s in Venice (still accessible to the public today).

Tobia Scarpa, Carlo’s son collaborates with Venini after Word War II.

Olivetti Show Room on Piazza San Marco Venezia
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