Large cased glass Italian pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi, 1960.
Dimensions fixture: height 12.2 inches (31 cm), diameter 19.7 inches (50 cm). From ceiling till drop: 51.2 inches (130 cm).
The fixture on offer is equipped with one bulb E27/E26 of max 70 watt and is provided with a new fabric covered power cord and a new steel wire as well. Works in the USA.
Alessandro Pianon (1931-1984) was trained as an architect and designer at the Architecture Institute in his hometown Venice. Just like many other Venetian artists Pianon ventured into glass design, as he joined Murano based Vetreria Vistosi in 1956. Starting out by drawing the Vistosi logo, Pianon went on to design several lighting fixtures and the famous Pulcino birds for the company. After Pianon opened his own design studio in 1962, he got assigned by a number of other Italian lighting companies as well, like Lumenform (Venice) and Caprotti (Monza).
This particular model, which was given the Vistosi factory code L72, was designed around 1960. The large mouth blown olive green shade, executed in the incamiciato (overlay) technique, is supported by an opalescent white balloon which in turn is supported by a brushed metal holder.
As electrical requirements vary from country to country, we recommend that you always have lights checked and installed by a local professional.
- Advertisement in Domus, January 1962 (No. 386)
- ‘Italian Designs’ in: Arts & Architecture, May 1963 (Vol. 80, No. 5), p. 26-27
- Indoor Lightpocket (1967), p. A12 and C53
- Vistosi Catalogue (n.d.)
Italian Pendant by Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi
Beautiful condition. provided with a new fabric covered power cord and a new steel wire as well.