Venini was founded in 1921 as Cappallin Venini & C. by Paolo Venini and Giacomo Cappellin. Unfortunately, after two years the company spilt in two. Venini & C. was therefore founded, with Martinuzzi as its’ artistic director.

In 1932 – 1942 Martinuzzi named Tommaso Buzzi as the artistic director. During this period important artists collaborated with Venini, among them were Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti. In 1940 Carlo Scarpa and Paolo Venini presented new techniques such as Battuti, Tessuti, Granulari and Murrine at the Biennale in Venice and the Triennale in Milan.

Paolo Venini died in 1959. Venini & C. is still manufacturing today and is run by the Italian entrepreneurs Gabriella and Giancarlo Chimento, Giuliano and Guglielmo Tabacchi.