Paolo Venini

Fulvio Bianconi

Window in “pezzato” glass

Paolo Venini’s entrepreneurial genius drove him to produce revolutionary multicoloured glass windows 1957. Simply embellished panes were fused together to form a single surface set in a metal frame. In the windows designed by Fulvio Bianconi, polychrome tesserae were fused into small panels inside a flat mould to reproduce the effect of his trademark pezzato vases.

Writing for Domus, Gio Ponti described these windows as a perfect example of Venini’s skill in exalting Murano glass and linking it with modern day culture “without any theoretical rigidity but rather sharp intuition by working with master glassmakers and artists together.”


Marino Barovier (editor), Fulvio Bianconi alla Venini, Skira - Le Stanze del Vetro - Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan - Venice 2015, exhibition catalogue (Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, September 13, 2015 – January 10, 2016), page 189.

Paolo Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
c. 1957
Made by
127×87 cm