Since the yesteryears, the world has been greatly influenced by the panache of the Italians when it comes to fashion. If you are looking for a authentic statement in a person, there are the likes of Sofia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida who is a testimony to such. But wait, there is more to the tops and bottoms that can be donned, how about your personalized crib? Actually, it still can have a touch of Italy especially when your decoration is a signature Sabino chandelier.
Named Marius, he was born in Sicily on 1878 where his family migrated to France when he was still very young. It was his father who was a wood sculptor that trained him to follow in his footsteps. He studied in L’ Ecole Nationale Des Arts Deocratifs and Beaux Arts De Paris where he became interested with the challenges that laid in the introduction of electricity. It was there that he started to venture into the art of manufacturing glass.
When he returned after the first World War, since he joined as a volunteer, he opened a factory that produced conventional light fixtures out of wood and bronze. Little did he know, it was jus the beginning of Sabino chandelier that until now, remains to be very popular especially for those who have penchant for it.
He then realized that there was a huge possibility of the fresh strategies in the formation of perfect molds for distinct materials that can be translucent. Soon enough, the glass was already the principal component. The sizes of his work where usually humongous in size but it did not matter for it also complemented the architecture in his days.
By 1925, it was the first Sabino chandelier that invented an opalescent glass with a blue color with shimmering impressions of celestial elements, striking bubbles and water mirage. In 1927, he custom made for a luxury liner called the Isle De France. He also constructed a fountain column shape for the Grand Salon of Normandy in 1935.
Apart from his renowned Sabino chandelier, he also introduced a wide selection of vases as well as other embellishments for adornment. It was undeniably a legacy entrusted to him by his father which he also applied in a very concrete manner. There were also plenty of statues of women and range of animals that were featured in his patterns. In 1931, in a limited edition, he crafted a huge fish where two of which were acquired by Maurice Chevalier and Josephine Baker.
There were also other pieces that he designed which can be alternatively utilized as paper weights, lamp shades, book ends or even as dinner plates. In 1936, he was tasked to produce the entire light fixtures for the Shah of Persia. It was also that time where he made a gallery exhibit at all the major salons. For the Exposition Universelle in 1937, he made a column that illuminated. For Marius, anything was probable with glass.