Flavio Poli

Flavio Poli (Chioggia, 1900 - Venice, 1984)

was an Italian designer, ceramist and painter. In 1929 Flavio Poli collaborated with the company I.V.A.M. (Industrie Vetraie Artistiche Murano) - of which Libero Vitali was a partner - and drew figures, to be made in solid glass. Poli was the first in Murano to tackle the theme of the female nude: in the Compostiera of 1929-30, he designed a central female bust, with a grip function. For the Compagnia di Venezia and Murano he conceived massive animals and for the artistic glassware Mario and Lino Nason created figures, in collaboration with the engraver Gino Francesconi. He also collaborated with the old Pauly & amp; C. - Venice Murano Company. His drawings were made in glass by professional glassmakers, including Francesco Martinuzzi and Italo Nason, who created the series of Pudore sculptures, in pure twentieth century style, each drawing them from a single mass of transparent, white or amber glass. One of these female nudes belonged to the collection of Duilio Cambellotti and was exhibited at the Monza Biennale in 1930 and at the Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Amsterdam in 1931. The collection of Applied Arts of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan has two sculptures from this series that come from collection by Ugo Nebbia. The I.V.A.M. in 1934 he joined the Barovier Seguso & amp; Ferro and in 1937 it took the name of Seguso Vetri d'Arte: from an ancient family forge it became a real company, especially starting from 1934, when Flavio Poli took over the artistic direction, also becoming a partner in 1937. Flavio Poli designed for Seguso Vetri d'Arte massive thick vases, sculptures and lamps and much more..