design and arts

Archimede Seguso

Archimede Seguso was an outstanding personality. After many years of just performing the design of Flavio Poli at Seguso Vetri d'Arte, he decided to found his own factory. That was during the period of the Second World War. In the 50s and 60s, he produced first objects in the traditional techniques 'Filigrana' and 'Zanfirico'. He created the variants: merletti, composizione lattimo, a piume, a fili, etc. He presented them at the Venice Biennale and at the Triennale in Milan. He also joined the trend of those years, working with outside artists. By that, he created a large gate, combining glass and metal, in collaboration with the painter Giuseppe Santomaso.

Seguso's works were presented on all major trade shows including Gothenburg, Paris, Vienna, Lisbon, and the 16th Biennale of Venice in 1962. Major museums exhibit his works, such as Madrid, Lisbon and New York.