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Fulvio Bianconi

Encalmo Vase

c.1950
Murano glass
35 cm high

Paesaggio Lagunare

1980
Murano glass
31.5 cm high

Pezzato

c.1950
Murano glass
19 cm high

Redentore

1980
Murano glass
34 cm high

Scultura Totem

1978
Murano glass
32.5 cm high

Vaso a Figura di Donna Stilizatta

1989
Murano glass
44 cm high

Vaso Aperto Vetro Pezzato

c.1960
Murano glass
21 cm high

Vaso Scultura

1978
Murano glass
26.5 cm high

Vaso Sigar Pezzato

c.1960
Murano glass
25 cm high

FULVIO BIANCONI  Italian, 1915-1996

Fulvio Bianconi, a central figure in Murano glass design, attended the school of design in Venice at the age of nine, and later he graduated at the Art Academy of Venice. Under the guidance of Michaela Pinta, he designed glass figurines which were already very refined and obtained a very high price at Salviatis.

At that time Fulvio Bianconi started to get involved with caricature, his second passion after glass. He joined his father, who was a musician in the Grand hotel in Opatija and started to draw caricatures. He moved to Milano, where he cooperated with prestigious companies, designed vases and worked as a graphic designer for big publishing companies (Mondadori, Garzanti, Rizzoli...).

After the Second World War, the meeting with Paolo Venini leads to a magnificent collaboration with the greatest glass-masters, the Ermete and Boboli. He started working for Venni in 1948 and worked freelance for Vistosi and Galliano Ferri.

His work embodies the spirit of experimentation and playfulness that moved glass Italian design in the 1960s.