Pair of 1980s Murano Sputnik Bullicante Table Lamps


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A very stunning Atomic pair of Sputnik table lamps, blown Murano clear glass components with “Bullicante” technique, on a chromed metal structure with a circular base. Italian design made in Murano, Italy, 1980s

The “bullicante” effect was originally created by Archimede Seguso in the 30’s.

This technique is amongst the most famous glass making techniques, small air bubbles trapped inside the glass. This peculiar effect is obtained by placing a piece of molten glass inside a metallic mould with spikes, very much resembling a pineapple’s texture.

These spikes cause small holes on the surface creating a pattern all around the glass piece. After it is left to cool down for a few moments, the whole piece is submerged in molten glass again. This second layer completely covers the first one. However thanks to the thick consistency of glass the holes previously impressed on the first layer are not covered, thus causing air to be trapped between both layers of glass.

This process can be repeated several times creating a pattern as complicated as the glass master wishes.

The “Bullicante” technique gives a sense of depth to the whole object and also an incomparable decorative effect, famous for its originality.

Dimensions Length: 65 cm Width: 65 cm Height: 80 cm
Design Period

1980 to 1989

Production Period

1980 to 1989

Year of Production



Blown glass, Metal

Place of Origin



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