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Tapio Wirkkala and Toni Zuccheri at Venini

Twin exhibitions at Le Stanze Del Vetro

 

Tapio Wirkkala at Venini and Toni Zuccheri at Venini, curated by Marino Barovier, are two exhibitions showcasing 200 works in glass that recount the Murano experiences of two great artists present at the Venini furnace both contemporaneously and at different times, particularly in the second half of the 1960s.

 

They both contributed, with their strong personalities, to the character of the production of the glassworks. In those transformational years, Venini was able on the one hand to present new models without giving up the use of colour, and on the other to respond to the new minimalist requirements in the world of design.

 

The first aspect was developed in particular by Toni Zuccheri, to whom we owe the extraordinary series of fowl and farmyard animals, which were soon joined by vases in bright colours with organic lines, inspired by the plant kingdom.

 

From 1966 the furnace also entered in a collaboration with Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, who brought his experience with glass at the Iittala glassworks to Venice by combining Nordic culture with Murano craft, achieving remarkable results.

 

Open until 13 March 2022. Closed on 25 December. On 1 January 2022 LE STANZE DEL VETRO will be open to the public from 3pm to 7pm. Closed on Wednesday. Free admission.

 

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