Rare color pagliesco, tea. It’s a color that reminds a light tea. Unique.
The pale coloration makes this perfect for light output and great warm tone. Not counting on the beauty and exclusive coloration. It’s a sort of diluted amber without the golden tone. So it works well where there is not a need to warm up the room. Perfect for loft or a home where amber tone is not dominant.
Pagliesco is one of the color of Venini’s 1930s. Comes from the word Paglia Straw.
183 elements on this chandelier and 6 standard bulbs.
Poliedri or polyhedral chandelier. There are 183 glass pieces, that are connected together to completely diffuse the light and cover the hardware. Uses six bulbs standard. Can be rewired to meet customer’s country requirements.
Identifications, references: Unknown origin. The situation on the poliedri and Carlo Scarpa is a bit complex. It’s commonly described as 1958 or 1961 design from Carlo Scarpa for Venini. The discussion among experts is that Carlo Scarpa left Venini in 1947. After that date, he worked with Venini on projects as independent architect, as a customer and not as a designer. The use of multiple single elements (poliedri, tirdri and many others) is considered a Ludovico de Santillana concept or late Paolo Venini.
In 1961 Italy celebrated in Turin 100 years as Turin was the first capital of Italy. Here Carlo Scarpa made an immense installation (caminetto) for the Veneto Pavillion using Venini’s Poliedri. Here the association Carlo Scarpa, Poliedri and Venini was set. Actually Paolo Venini in 1958 made a poliedri installation at the Brusselles show. In the same years the foyer of the Comunale of my town. Poliedri were made by many companies in different shapes and with the same use. All said there is such a market association of the name that I am leaving a fair design attribution to Carlo Scarpa and in the style of Venini in order to facilitate the customer’s research of this chandelier.
Carlo Scarpa (Designer)
Ludovico Diaz de Santillana (Author)
OF THE PERIOD
PLACE OF ORIGIN
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
Late 20th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Chandelier can be re wired for your country code. UL available by UL certified laboratory at separate charge and would require 30 days because lab is in a different town.
H 11.03 in. x Dm 37.01 in.
H 28 cm x Dm 94 cm
37.01 in. (94 cm)