Learn about Martens, Dino

In the 1950s Dino Martens (1894 - 1970) was one of the leading innovative glass artists in Murano, Italy. He was born in Venice in 1894 and studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice from c1918 - 1924. After completing his painting studies, he worked freelance for more than 10 years as a painter and designer of hollow glass and mosaics for a number of companies including SAL.I.R. and Salviati. Late 1930s he was appointed artistic director and head designer of Aureliano Toso glassworks in Murano. His design creativity in composition and use of colour was set free. By 1948 he had already designed his first patchwork Zanfirici In subtle colours as well as the Oriente in strong colours. His pieces were often characterised by striking asymmetric form. He continued designing for Aureliano Toso until the early sixties.
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A Dino Martens Mezza Filigrana vase. C1955, Italy. For Aureliano Toso. 34 cm high

Dino Martens, Orient bottle vase, c. 1950, coloured glass, model number 7991, retains decal label

Dino Martens for Arte Vetraria Muranese ( AVEM), bottle vase, clear cased with internal multi coloured filigrana ribbons and murrines. Height 35 cm

A pair of Dino Martens foliate shaped white and pink striped bowls, Italian, circa 1950, 9 x 11 x 11 cm

Dino Martens, Nabucco Oriente vase, designed c1952, model No. 3121, polychrome glass decorated with five cane inclusions, three clear inclusions and a large star murine, manufactured by Aureliano Toso, Murano. Height 24.5 cm, reference: Leslie Pina, Fiftie

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