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Bright Spark: Alessandro Lenarda

Posted on April 06 2017

Born in the Italian city of Venice on 1st June 1939, Alessandro Lenarda is one of his country's most celebrated designers. Initially a student of classical and musical studies, Lenarda later graduated from the study of architecture.

This is a designer who deals almost exclusively with glass, furniture, bathroom furnishings, street furnishings, and - of course - lighting. Since 1976 he has been a member of Academy Tiberina in Rome, and he is also a member of the ADI (Association for the Industrial Design) and the BEDA (Beureaux of European Designers Associations).

The designs that Alessandro Lenarda creates have been the subject of a thesis published at the Sapienza University of Rome. Not only that, but it was the subject of in an essay published by Antonio Zoppas entitled "Alessandro Lenarda In Murano"

His designs have been exhibited at a number of events, including the International Exhibition Biennale in Venice four times (in 1964, 1966, 1970, and 1972) and the Centenary Biennale in 1995, to name but a few. Some of his work is featured as part of the artistic heritage of museums everywhere from Venice, through Altare, Milan, Munich, Pirano, and London, to New York.

Alessandro Lenarda has been nominated for the Compasso d'Oro Award not once, not even just twice, but three times, and his works have been considered as some of the finest around, described as being "of extraordinary artistic and historical interest" and included in the Cultural Heritage Of The Nation.

Since 1994 the designer has lived and worked in Blera, Viterbo. Some of his most iconic designs were done for Voltolina Lighting. As a brand name synonymous with the highest quality and most industry defining production in glass and cut glass, the two were the perfect partners, Alessandro Lenarda bringing his expertise to a company who bring to life the same excellence in all that they do.