Venini Designers of the 1960s

After Paolo Venini’s death in 1959, his son-in-law, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, took the company in a new direction. Responding to the tone of the times, Santillana began to invite artists from around the world to participate in a more open, creative atmosphere. A diverse group of designers contributed, and throughout the 1960s Venini maintained and enhanced its reputation as Murano’s most innovative and forward-thinking company.

Gio Ponti
ARTIST  |  ARCHITECT  |  DESIGNER
WRITER  |  PUBLISHER

Designer, Venini 1946–1948
 

Toni Zuccheri
ARTIST  |  DESIGNER
Designer, Venini 1960s
 

Ludovico Diaz de Santillana
ARCHITECT  |  DESIGNER
ENTREPRENEUR

Director, Venini 1959–1985
 

Tobia Scarpa
ARCHITECT  |  DESIGNER
Designer, Venini 1959–1962
 

Thomas Stearns
ARTIST  |  DESIGNER
Designer, Venini 1960–1962
 

Tapio Wirkkala
DESIGNER  |  SCULPTOR
Designer, Venini 1960s