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Rare and beautiful Mid-Century Modern ceiling lamp "Membrane" by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Murano, Italy. In the 1970s, Zuccheri designed Membrane, a series in which a glass skin on the vessel’s interior holds the color while the exterior walls remain clear. 
Measurements: The handblown Murano spheres have a diameter of 25 cm. The lamp has a diameter of 57 cm and the total height is 112 cm. The lamp is in great condition. The Membrane will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US is crate included.
Son of Luigi Zuccheri, a painter of animals, he inherited his father’s passion for animals, which are the recurrent subjects of his glass creations. He frequented the Faculty of Architecture in Venice under the guide of Gardella, Albini, Scarpa and Samona`. From the 60’s he began the collaboration with Venini: his first glass works are, due to the family tradition, animals made of polychrome glass with valuable techniques, such as the “murrine”. In 1965 he began to collaborate with Gio Ponti, and together they designed a new glass system, the “Vetrate grosse”. He subsequently expanded his production of glass with new colors and subjects. He participated in numerous exhibitions around the world.