Lines of Light

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Object Name: 
Hanging Lamp
Lines of Light
Accession Number: 
(a) Lampshade H: 32 cm, Diam (max): 18.1 cm
On Display
about 1962
Web Description: 
The popular suspension lamps created by Venini are iconic examples of 1950s Italian design.
Wallraf-Losch, Dr. Ursula (Uschi), Source
Losch, Rainer, Source
Primary Description: 
"Lines of Light." Lamp. Opaque red, white, black and transparent amber glass; blown doppio incalmo (double incalmo) glass, drilled. Long, hanging lampshade that widens slightly towards lower body and then bulges out at bottom. Metal collar with porcelain socket attaches to glass with a cord and metal disk to secure to ceiling.
Thomas Stearns at Venini
Stanze del Vetro 2019-09-08 through 2020-01-05
The 2019 autumn exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will be dedicated to Thomas Stearns and his collaboration with the Venini glassworks as guest designer between 1960 and 1962. Thomas Stearns designed elegant blown-glasspieces with irregular features using various materials. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will set out to tell the story of this extraordinary experience by illustrating and documenting the activity of Thomas Stearns in Murano, bringing together - for the first time - all the glass pieces which have been kept and that can generally be considered unique pieces of great rarity. This will be made possible by drawing on documents from the Venini archive and the artist’s personal archive, as well as by finding glass and other works kept in private collections and museums. In the exhibition, the glass pieces of Thomas Stearns will also be accompanied by other examples of the author’s artistic expression, with particular reference to his sculptures realised with textile fibres, in order to offer a wide-ranging and comprehensive view of his research
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 32) (2011) illustrated, p. 122, right; BIB# AI95695