Toni Zuccheri

TONI ZUCCHERI

Born in San Vito al Tagliamento in 1936, Son of Luigi Zuccheri, a painter of animals, he inherited his father’s passion for animals, which are the recurrent subjects of his glass creations.

In 1960 he studied architecture. His masters were Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Ludovico Belgioioso, Carlo Scarpa, Bruno Zevi, Samona. Zuccheri took an interest in glass, and at a very young age he began the collaboration with Venini: his first glass works are, due to the family tradition, animals made of polychrome glass with valuable techniques, such as the “murrine”.

In 1965 he began to collaborate with Gio Ponti, and together they designed a new glass system, the “Vetrate grosse”.He aslo worked with Lucio Fontana and Gaetano Pesce.


He subsequently expanded his production of glass with new colours and subjects and participated in numerous exhibitions around the world.