“The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931” at Le Stanze del Vetro

The autumn exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will highlight the importance of the M.V.M. Cappellin glassworks between the 1920s and 1930s, thanks also to the contribution made by the young Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa.

 

Vaso in pasta vitrea rossa e coppa in pasta vitrea gialla e rossa, 1930 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in pasta vitrea rossa e coppa in pasta vitrea gialla e rossa, 1930 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

 

‘The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931′, curated by Marino Barovier and dedicated to the glassworks run by Giacomo Cappellin between 1921 and 1931, is the next autumn exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, open to the public on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore from 10 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.


 

Practical information

“The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931”
September 10, 2018 — January 6, 2019
Le Stanze del Vetro
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 1, 30124 Venezia
Italy

 


The exhibition will trace the overall history of the glassworks for the first time, but will focus in particular on the period 1925-1931, when the young Carlo Scarpa joined the firm and started there his long and revolutionary glass design career. The glassworks was described as the best over the years of its activity, on a par with V.S.M. Venini & C., with which it ideally contended, achieving a production of exceptional quality, both in the glass techniques used (from transparent glass to the extraordinary opaque glass) and the design of the objects, distinguished by an elegant modernity.

 

Vasi in vetro nero con applicazione di foglia d’argento e finiture in pasta vitrea corallo, 1930 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vasi in vetro nero con applicazione di foglia d’argento e finiture in pasta vitrea corallo, 1930 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in pasta vitrea corallo e oro e vaso in pasta vitrea turchese e oro, 1929-31. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in pasta vitrea corallo e oro e vaso in pasta vitrea turchese e oro, 1929-31. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

 

Starting from 1926, Giacomo Cappellin was accompanied in his work by the young Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa, who worked with the company until 1931. Although in some cases Scarpa acted as interpreter of Cappellin himself, he gradually took on a certain independence in the design of the models, which were distinguished mainly by the use of geometrical forms.

 

Vaso in vetro lattimo con decoro fenicio corallo e applicazione di foglia d’oro, 1928-29. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in vetro lattimo con decoro fenicio corallo e applicazione di foglia d’oro, 1928-29. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in pasta vitrea rossa e boccetta portaprofumo in pasta vitrea gialla, 1929-30. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in pasta vitrea rossa e boccetta portaprofumo in pasta vitrea gialla, 1929-30. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

 

The exhibition will illustrate the richness of the glass production, which always presented new series of glass pieces thanks to constant research into the glass material and form, resulting in works of exceptional quality, at times with quite new results.

 

Vaso in filigrana a reticello con canne rubino, verdi e gialle. Piede in vetro trasparente verde, 1927 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in filigrana a reticello con canne rubino, verdi e gialle. Piede in vetro trasparente verde, 1927 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Pesci in vetro policromo, 1928-29. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Pesci in vetro policromo, 1928-29. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vasi in vetro con decoro fenicio, 1928-29. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vasi in vetro con decoro fenicio, 1928-29. Ph. Enrico Fiorese


 

News source: Le Stanze del Vetro
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