Hanging Lamp

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Object Name: 
Hanging Lamp
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 27.9 cm, Diam: 16 cm
On Display
designed about 1954
Credit Line: 
Gift of Venini Glassworks
Web Description: 
The decoration on the lamp is known as fasce orrizzontali (horizontal stripes). Popular suspension lamps created by the internationally recognized Italian designer Massimo Vignelli are considered to be iconic examples of 1950s Italian design.
Venini Glassworks, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Hanging Lamp. Colorless, opaque white, transparent red, purple/black, blue, and turquoise glass; blown, drilled. Bell-shaped shade with lipless ground and polished rim; body of white background with alternating colored irregular stripes; narrow circular flattened "base" with drilled circular opening; overall mold marks.
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 230, pl. 199; BIB# 27614