Marco ZANINITOSO VETRI D'ARTE, Rigel container with cover Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1

Marco ZANINI

Italy born 1954

designer

TOSO VETRI D'ARTE

Italy 1981

manufacturer (organisation)

Rigel container with cover 1982 Place made: Venice, Veneto, Venezia province, Italy
Materials & Technique: glass, containers, glass: blown

Dimensions: 36.0 h x 25.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1988
Accession No: NGA 88.1508.A-B

Zanini is one of the most expressive designers working in Italy and an early member of the Memphis group of designers, established in Milan in 1981. Their work was a vivid expression of post-modernism, a new approach to design that welcomed decoration and drew from popular culture and historical design. Zanini’s work draws inspiration from the graphic imagery of comics while exploiting the saturated colour and glossiness of glass.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design