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VENINI - Gio Ponti re-editions for 2024

Updated: May 13

Image of a group of Gio Ponti canne a Sei Colori glasses by VENINI

In the alchemy of the Murano glass furnace, glass becomes an object and encapsulates the magic of a tradition build on gestures and secrets. This heritage has been constantly renewed over more than 100 years of history, thanks to collaborations with acclaimed artists and designers on the international scene. Their creative vision has been translated by VENINI into unique works of art. Among the most significant collaborations, the partnership with Gio Ponti has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the brand's journey.


The desire to bring a stylistic renewal while remaining faithful to the high craftsmanship of Italian tradition forms the solid foundation of the collaboration between VENINI and Gio Ponti, which resulted in the conception of a wealth of projects.


With the aim of paying tribute to this creative liaison, VENINI has chosen to present a collection of reissues of products designed by the architect in the late 1940s.


Servizio "Pezzente"

Il Patchwork di Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti | 1946-47

Pezzente carafe bottle designed by Gio Ponti for VENINI

In 1946, in anticipation of the Milan Triennale, the first post-war (1947), Gio Ponti conducted a study on some tableware sets. Thus was born the "Pezzente Service." Glasses and a bottle feature 'patches' of coloured glass applied hot, making each element of the service unique. The bottle, with its red and Sapphire patches, is distinguished by the solid glass stopper in crystal colour and the crown in apple green.



Servizio "Apem"

Gio Ponti | 1946-48


Apem carafe by Gio Ponti for VENINI

In an era where contemporary design is often dominated by new trends and innovative materials, the decision to revisit Gio Ponti’s APEM glassware set reminds us of the importance of appreciating and preserving the historical heritage of Italian design. This set continues to inspire and fascinate, demonstrating that good design is truly eternal. The “APEM service” designed by Gio Ponti for the 1947. Milan Triennale.



A canne a Sei Colori

Gio Ponti | 1946-47


Set of Sei Colori canne glasses designed by Gio Ponti

A true celebration of color, the cane collection is born from the re- edition of objects designed by Gio Ponti for VENINI on the occasion of the 26th Venice Biennale in 1952.


It consists of glasses, a vase, and an elegantly slender carafe, with a base that gradually tapers upwards, culminating in a delicately curved spout. The technique used is that of canes, which in this case involves the juxtaposition of six thin strips of cold-colored glass in Grey, Red, Sapphire, Green, Straw-yellow, and Amethyst. These strips are then fused together and skillfully shaped while hot, creating a vibrant and kaleidoscopic visual effect. This technique offers a lively variety of hues and shades that give a lively and dynamic appearance.



Brocca a fasce Policrome

Gio Ponti | 1946

Brocca a fasce Policrome pitcher by VENINI

The multicolored banded pitcher is created through the application of hot multicolored bands. Ponti, with his artistic mastery, has enriched the jug with vibrant streaks of color that wrap around its form, adding a touch of liveliness and vibrant beauty. These bands not only give the jug a unique appearance but also testify to the craftsmanship and passion that Ponti invested in every detail of his work.


With its timeless design, this jug remains an icon of Italian design and an enduring tribute to Gio Ponti’s extraordinary vision. A symbol of style and sophistication, destined to bring elegance to every table and every environment it is placed in.


Bottiglia Vecchia Dama

Gio Ponti | 1950-53

Bottiglia Vecchia Dama designed by Gio Ponti for VENINI

With his bold vision and his ability to blend functionality and form, Gio Ponti transformed the very concept of design. On the occasion of “Italy at Work,” Ponti presented a series of nine bottles, each of which was a unique work of art in its own right.


Among these bottles, two stood out particularly for their stylized anthropomorphic shape: the “Vecchia Dama” and the “Campigliesca.” These creations were not mere containers but expressions of a bold aesthetic and a deep understanding of the relationship between form and function.


The “Vecchia Dama” and “Campigliesca” bottles are more than simple objects; they are tangible witnesses to Gio Ponti’s creative genius and his enduring impact on the world of design. Through them, we can reflect on the extraordinary legacy of a man who transformed the way we see and interact with the objects around us, leaving an indelible mark on the history of Italian and global design.


Bottiglia Donna Campigliesca

Gio Ponti | 1949-50

Bottiglia Donna Campigliesca

With his bold vision and his ability to blend functionality and form, Gio Ponti transformed the very concept of design. On the occasion of “Italy at Work,” Ponti presented a series of nine bottles, each of which was a unique work of art in its own right.


Among these bottles, two stood out particularly for their stylized anthropomorphic shape: the “Vecchia Dama” and the “Campigliesca.” These creations were not mere containers but expressions of a bold aesthetic and a deep understanding of the relationship between form and function.


The “Vecchia Dama” and “Campigliesca” bottles are more than simple objects; they are tangible witnesses to Gio Ponti’s creative genius and his enduring impact on the world of design. Through them, we can reflect on the extraordinary legacy of a man who transformed the way we see and interact with the objects around us, leaving an indelible mark on the history of Italian and global design.


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