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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesLas Vegas · 1 decade ago

Who created the largest glass sculpture ever made, the Fiori di Como, which is housed in the Bellagio Hotel in

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yeah what they said. Its all correct

    There is now replacement than to go see it for your self.

    Have a great trip.

  • 1 decade ago

    Completed in 1998, "Fiori di Como" is still the largest glass sculpture ever made. It is housed in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was created by the artist Dale Chihuly.

    The artpiece, which took about 10,000 pounds of steel for the armature and some 40,000 pounds (about 2,000 pieces) of hand-blown glass, covers approximately 2,000 square feet of ceiling.

    As Chihuly himself has said, "Everything about the 'Fiori di Como' was new: the scale, the armature, and the glass. First I had to develop the way the ceiling would look: the depth, new glass forms, the technique for holding the glass, all the safety issues involved in suspending a 40,000 pound artwork overhead."

    The artist employed a team made up by more than 100 professionals: glassblowers, architects, engineers, shippers, installers, and fabricators. It took two years to complete "Fiori di Como", which means "Flowers of Como" (Bellagio was inspired by the hotel on Lake Como in Italy).

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    1 decade ago

    Beauty cascades all around you inside the enchanting lobby. Peer overhead and discover a ceiling adorned in a breathtaking display of 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers - the Fiori di Como, created by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is created by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. He was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941, and became an internationally celebrated personality in contemporary art and design whose prominence in the field of contemporary studio glass is unmatched.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've seen it but I didn't know it weighed 40,000 lbs...yikes think I will walk around it next time...

  • 1 decade ago

    That would be Chihuly.

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