A toast to Venini for its 100th

Celebrating its first century of history, Venini presents the new ArtGlass collection

Bollicine by Venini
Bollicine by Venini

“Across 100 years of history and passion, Venini has safeguarded and interpreted a unique artistic heritage with deep roots in the Venetian culture of the 1200s, generating unforgettable works that combine traditional know-how with the appeal of contemporary creativity.” These are the words of Silvia Damiani, president of Venini and vice-president of Gruppo Damiani, to sum up a legacy of an entire century and to define the identity of Venini, a combination of art, tradition, craftsmanship, culture and heritage that has spread from Murano to cross boundaries and passing fashions, remaining perfectly intact. 

This identity is perfectly portrayed by the latest creation of the Venini glassworks for the ArtGlass collection: the Bollicine champagne glasses, a true novelty for the brand. Refined workmanship (in Murano glass) brings character to the product, emphasized by the powder pink color. 

Veronese by Venini
Veronese by Venini

ArtGlass is just the latest present Venini has granted itself (and its admirers) for the celebrations in 2021. Others include the creation of a limited edition of 100 pieces for the company’s most iconic pieces, the Veronese vase (presented in powder pink with oxblood red details), and the addition of three novel colors to the firm’s already variegated palette.

Also important, the exclusive collaboration with Versace has given rise to the three VVV, Smoking and Gessato vases (editions of 149 pieces), reissues of the creations designed in 1997 by Gianni Versace together with Venini, for limited editions. 

VVV, Smoking, Gessato by Versace & Venini
VVV, Smoking, Gessato by Versace & Venini

Finally, at Fondazione Cini (island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice) Venini presents the exhibition “Le stanze del vetro,” in the dual guise of “Tapio Wirkkala alla Venini” and “Toni Zuccheri alla Venini,” both curated by Marino Barovier. On view until 13 March 2022, 200 works in glass that narrate the collaboration of two masters of the art of glass with the company in the mid-1960s.