Curated by Marino Barovier, the autumn exhibition at Le Stanze del Vetro, entitled Venini: Light 1921-1985, explores the work of the celebrated furnace in the field of small- and large-scale lighting by surveying its most significant projects. Lighting has always been a major sector of Murano glass production for both domestic use and large public and private buildings, including ministries, post offices, theatres and hotels. The Venini glassworks also distinguished itself in this sector by achieving significant results, particularly thanks to its capacity for constant innovation and its characteristic interest in the world of design. These two aspects made it a reference point for leading architects on the Italian and international scene. There will be a focus on serial production and the use of modular elements enabling the furnace to develop its numerous, highly varied installations.
The exhibition will feature a handpicked selection of objects conceived by the many designers who collaborated with Venini or by the company’s own design office, illustrating how the theme of lighting was tackled over time from 1921 to 1985.