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Wright’s Upcoming Glass Auction is a Good Way to Stay Inspired From Your Couch

Among the other, more pressing, concerns this virus has wrought — Will production partners close? Will businesses go under? How the heck do you keep your kids out of the frame on a video conference call? — there is the more simple concern of how to stay inspired and engaged when there are no studio or site visits, no travel, no visiting with friends or other makers, and even a walk in nature has new rules. We’ll be offering as much inspiring content as we can, with regular stories here and extras on Instagram (like our design talks series, starting today at 2pm!).

One of our most reliable sources of inspiration has always been auction catalogs, and Wright has a doozy of one coming up in early April. We featured Wright’s last Important Italian Glass auction here, when we were just starting to track the colored glass trend. Now, of course, it’s a full-blown thing, but this auction is notable for its focus on Vittorio Zecchin, a lesser-known, Murano-born artist whose glass designs felt modern even at the turn-of-the-century and now feel like some kind of proto-Casa Shop aesthetic. Rounding out the auction is some Flavio Poli (an old stand-by eBay search term) and some striped and checkerboard glass by Fulvio Bianconi that feels equally of the moment. Scroll down for some of our favorite lots, then click through for the whole catalog.

Vittorio Zecchin

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Flavio Poli

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Barovier Seguso & Ferro

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Fulvio Bianconi

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