Flavio Poli (19001984)

Biography Flavio Poli trained at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia, before starting work as a ceramicist. In 1929, he began designing glass for the I.V.A.M. (Industrie Vetraie Artistiche Murano). In 1934 he was appointed artistic director of Barovier, Seguso & Ferro (later Seguso Vetri d’Arte), where he devised a style of 'submerged' glass made of several transparent superposed layers. Within three years, he was a partner in the company. He left Seguso in 1963 and led the artistic glass division of the Società Veneziana di Conterie e Cristallerie from 1964 to 1966. A number of Poli’s works are on display in the Murano Glass Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and MoMA in New York.