Flavio Poli

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Flavio Poli
Born 1900
Died 1984 (aged 83–84)
Nationality Italian
  • Artist
  • Glassmaker
Vase made by Seguso Vetri d’Arte, in 'submerged' style, to a design by Poli
Flavio Poli for I.V.A.M., naked female solid crystal from Shame, collection, Murano 1930-31

Flavio Poli (1900-1984) was an Italian artist, known for his designs in glass.[1][2]

Born in 1900, he was trained at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia, then began work as a ceramicist.[2]

In 1929, he began working for the company "I.V.A.M." (Industrie Vetraie Artistiche Murano) as a designer of glassware.[2] He was appointed artistic director of Barovier, Seguso & Ferro (later Seguso Vetri d’Arte) in 1934, where he devised a style of 'submerged' glass, with several transparent layers, one over the other.[3] Within three years, he was a partner in the company.[2]

He left Seguso in 1963. From 1964 to 1966 he led the artistic glass division of the Società Veneziana di Conterie e Cristallerie.[2]

Poli died in 1984.[2] A number of his works are in the Murano Glass Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia,[4] and MoMA in New York.[5]


  1. ^ "Flavio Poli Auction Results". Artnet. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Flavio Poli". Barovier & Toso. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1900-1970: glass and design - Museo del Vetro". Murano Glass Museum. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Flavio POLI". National Gallery of Victoria. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Flavio Poli". MoMA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.