Flavio Poli
Layered Fishtail Vase in Emerald Green, Blue and Yellow Sommerso by Flavio Poli, Murano, Italy, c. 1960

c. 1960
glass
25 x 9 x 6 cm
$650

Italian glass artist Flavio Poli (1900-1980) is praised for his contribution to the development of Murano glass , championing a new style during the 1950s known as Sommerso, or submerged glass. Poli designed alongside Archimede Seguso (1909-1999) creating complex Murano Glass lighting installations. His series of hand-blown Sommerso glass pieces was awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1954. Over the course of his career, he won five Grand Prix awards at the Milan Triennials, in 1936 for the glass panels Lo Zodiaco and La Mescita, and also in 1940, 1951, 1957 and 1960. His designs were also presented in various editions of Venice’s Biennale exhibition, as well as in the World Fair held in Brussels.

Many of Poli’s pieces can be found in museums around the world including in the Murano Glass Museum, the Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi in Rome, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and the MoMA in New York.

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