Ernesto Gismondi - VeArt Milano (Artemide) design by Orni Halloween Murano - Chandelier

Ernesto Gismondi - VeArt Milano (Artemide) design by Orni Halloween Murano - Chandelier
Italy - 1970-1979 - Glass, Murano Glass Design

VeArt Milan - Swan Chandelier, design by Orni Halloween, 1996 Collection for Artemide - (1)

Glass, Mouth blown and coloured Murano glass, fired in furnace to harden the cold glass.

The company: The company was founded in 1965 by Sergio Billiotti and Ludovico Diaz De Santillana. The latter was also the artistic director of Venini (he also was husband to Anna Venini, daughter of Paolo Venini, the founder of the Venini company and father to Laura Diaz De Santillana, who also became a designer at the Venini family company).
The VeArt company manufactured artistic glass until the early 1990s. During its brief history, the company’s artistic director was Mario Ticco from Venini, who developed important collaborations with world-famous artists and designers like Toni Zuccheri, Umberto Riva, Tobia Scarpa and many more.

The VeArt brand was absorbed in the 1990s by ARTEMIDE

VeArt Collection for Artemide
Swan Chandelier designed by Orni Halloween

The VeArt brand was absorbed in the 1990s by ARTEMIDE

Giuseppe Righetto - VeArt - Italian wall lamp for Artemide, 1990s“Ducale” model

About the artist: Orni Halloween is the pseudonym used by Ernesto Gismondi, co-founder of the Italian Artemide group, at the beginning of his designer career. An aeronautical engineer in search of “a dream world.” From the very beginning, Artemide turned to important architects for collaboration, including Gio Ponti.

This 1990s chandelier refers to the Ponti Chandelier of 1946, originated from the collaboration between Giò Ponti and Orni Halloween.

The chandelier:
Rare CIGNO chandelier by Artemide VeArt CollectionDimensions: Ø 85 cm

Halloween created this chandelier in 1996. It consists of six multicoloured arms made with Italian hand-blown glass, curved and extended to create a playful chandelier in bright blue, red and green colour

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Lot details
Glass, Murano Glass Design
Designer/ Artist
Ernesto Gismondi
Manufacturer/ Brand
VeArt Milano (Artemide) design by Orni Halloween Murano
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
80×85×85 cm
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