The Venini store on Milan’s Via MonteNapoleone is one of three stores on the street that turn glass into works of art and a visit to this glass paradise will inspire a redecoration project inside your own home. The exquisite vases and lighting features that line the inter-leading rooms integrate a wicked sense of humour and wonderful colours with traditional Murano techniques in glass-blowing. The large, conspicuous white lamp which appears to be rolled in broken blue glass is a show-stopping piece but typical Venetian chandeliers with multiple curved arms, each one in a different candy colour, is equally eye-catching. During the Salone Del Mobile 2012, the spotlight shone on illuminated white creations by Tadao Ando in the window of the store, first opened in 1923 by Giacomo Cappellin and Paolo Venini.
Click on my photos to get a better view of the little man whose glass legs keep a blue vase tilted at an angle… Admire the use of ropes and marvel at the intricacy of the other glass figurines, vases and lamps.
Visit the Venini website to check out the rest of their glass collections