Chioggia 1900-Venice 1984
Born in Chioggia in 1900, Flavio Poli's artistic training was in the field of ceramics. It was not until the age of 29 that he found a creative outlet in the design of glass and in 1929 Poli began his association with Libero Vitali's I.V.A.M. glassworks. In 1937 he became artistic director of Seguso Vetri d'Arte. There he explored all possible variations of colours combinations. Winning prestigious prizes at the Triennali in Milan in 1936 (with the glass panels “Lo Zodiaco” and “La Mescita”), in 1940, 1951, 1957 and 1960. In 1954 he was awarded of the “Compasso d’Oro” for his sommerso glass.