Big "sommerso" Murano vase in the style of Flavio Poli
Like a mechanical bolt, but Murano
Universally regarded as one of the most prolific and capable designers of Murano glass vases and objects at large, Flavio Poli teamed up with some of the most influential and skilled glass producers of Murano to create timeless design pieces.
Amongst all his works, those that gained him the most fame are without doubt the "Sommersi", a style that was quickly imitated by other makers and is still very popular to these days. They are vases, ashtrays, paperweights characterized by the juxtaposition of vibrant colors in contrasting tones that generate a beautiful overall aspect: the original collection earned him the Golden Compass, the most important award for italian designers, in 1954.
The present vase is indeed realised in the "Sommerso" style, and is very charming. It is very well preserved, without visible scoff marks or dents. It presents the expectable patina of a 50+ years old glass object.
It is 25cm tall and measures approximately 8cm in diameter.