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Venini is a world-renowned glassware manufacturer, a true symbol of Italian design, owned by the Damiani Group since 2016.
The factory was founded by the lawyer Paolo Venini and the antiques dealer Giacomo Cappellin in 1921 and was one of the very first large factories on Murano Island. As intended by its founders, the workshop of Vetri Soffiati Cappellin Venini & C. was the quintessence of stylistic and technological experiments that set the trends in the world of artistic glass to this day. The works of Veninis factory gained recognition and success already in the 1930s, participating in major exhibitions and expositions in Italy and abroad. The factorys success continued to be strong even during the crisis which followed the end of the Second World War. Under the artistic direction of Paolo Venini, the factory began to cooperate with prominent architects and designers of the time and launched the production of large-scale light objects and installations.
During the second half of the twentieth century, production multiplied and many new projects for private and public spaces were created. Venini also gained a great publicity and respectability by collaborating with important figures from the world of architecture, such as Gio Ponti, Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Ettore Sottsass, Mario Bellini, Marco Zanuso, Gae Aulenti and other important European designers.
Today, the factory is a constantly evolving production laboratory and continues to be active in two areas-ArtGlass (unique cultural vases and other decorative items) and ArtLight (famous chandeliers and light installations). The factorys twentieth-century objects of light and decoration are very popular in the collectors design market, appearing year after year in the stands of the largest art fairs and auctions at Sothebys, Christies and Phillips.