Born in Chioggia - Italy - in 1900, Flavio Poli studied at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia as a ceramicist. In 1929 he began working as a glass artist at the Industrie Vetraie Artistiche Murano or IVAM glass factory, where he designed mostly sculptural pieces.
In 1934 he joined the firm Barovier Seguso Ferro and became artistic director and a partner in the company after just three years. In the 1950s he began experimenting with Sommerso glass, a technique achieved by overlapping different layers of glass in a variety of colors and thicknesses. The resulting pieces received international recognition as superior examples of 20th century Murano art glass, and Poli was awarded the Compasso d'Oro prize in 1954.
At the height of his career, Poli won five Grand Prix awards at various Milan Triennales and his designs were exhibited in numerous editions of the Venice Biennale. Poli left Seguso in 1963 to form a division of the Società Veneziana di Conterie e Cristallerie.
He died in Venice in 1984 and his works can be found in numerous public and private collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Murano Glass Museum, Venice and the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia.
FRATELLI TOSO - dal colore al minimalismo in vetro
On the occasion of the International Year of Glass, Il Mondo del Vetro with Collezione Fratelli Toso will take part in the Italian Glass Weeks.
We will present two exhibitions, one in MILAN and one in VENICE:
- "Minimalism in Glass - La Fratelli Toso in the 60s and 70s , at the concept store LaMari Creative Shopping , via Cappellini 20 Milan 📆 from 10 to 25 September 2022
- "Colour - The Murrina between tradition and innovation", at Collezione Fratelli Toso, via Fondamenta Colleoni 7, Murano 📆 from 10 to 25 September 2022
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Si informa che la presente azienda ha percepito nell'esercizio finanziario 2020 aiuti e contributi da Pubbliche Amministrazioni pubblicati sul Registro Nazionale Trasparenza.
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