2022 – Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Cini - Venice


Project: Poliedri – Marino Barovier

Art lighting

“Tribute to Carlo Scarpa” is the reconstruction of the monumental polyhedral chandelier designed by the architect for the Veneto pavilion at the "Italy 61" exhibition in Turin in 1961: using over four thousand elements, a stalactite of glass gradually descends from above, resembling a sculpture.  

The “Poliedri” were first proposed as components making up the large Venini CHANDELIER, designed by Ignazio Gardella, Paolo Venini and Enrico Peresutti, presented at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, installed in the central hall of the Italian Pavilion. The same module was used for the famous cascade CHANDELIER created by Venini with Carlo Scarpa and proposed at the Turin “Italia ‘61” Expo. These blown glass elements make it possible to create an ever-changing array of lighting fixtures of different shapes and sizes. 


Carlo Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa was an Italian architect and designer, among the most significant of the 20th century. 
Scarpa asserted himself as a designer after the Second World War thanks to the creation of some important installations, particularly in Venice. 

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