Bianconi Scozzese Vase

Period furnace drawing illustrating this model

This rare Scozzese vase is part of a small group of vessels designed by Bianconi in the mid-1950s. The shape of the vase was achieved using an unusual mold blowing technique called A Fermo. This particular arrangement of interwoven, multi-color glass bands and threads was described as Fascie Reticello Multicolori on the period furnace drawing. As one of only a few examples known, this extremely rare vase demonstrates Bianconi’s willingness to experiment with atypical sculptural forms and techniques.

Fulvio Bianconi 1915–1996

Born in Padua in 1915, Fulvio Bianconi initially rose to prominence as an illustrator, graphic designer and caricaturist working for Italy’s top companies during the 1930s. Designing for big names like Fiat, Pathé and Pirelli, Bianconi employed his passion for drawing as the creative mind behind one of Italy’s most prestigious publishing houses, Garzanti for over 30 years. However, it is perhaps his post-war collaboration with Paolo Venini and experimentation with glass which best defines his legacy as an artist.

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