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AV Mazzega Contemporary Lighting at Euroluce 2013 –
Andrea Mazzega talks about the history of the company.

Photo of the old factory on the Murano island, taken in October 2014

AV Mazzega - Old Factory

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AV Mazzega Chandelier

 

Materials: Metal chromed frame, aluminium parts. Blue, white and clear crystal Murano glass lampshade, steel wire, Bakelite socket.

Cord length: 70 cm / 27.55”

Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white/opaque globe bulb gives the best result.

Period: 1970s – 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Carlo Nason (born 1935) – attributed.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Bigger and smaller versions, different colours, different forms. All these lamps where mouth blown and therefore all unique with a little difference in height and width.

AV Mazzega was founded in 1946 by Angelo Vittorio Mazzega. In 1950 his son Gianni Bruno Mazzega started working in the family’s glass factory. Gianni Bruno Mazzega is responsible for the creation of many beautiful lamps.

Today, under the watchful eye of Andrea Mazzega, grandson of Angelo Vittorio, the company works together with high-level international designers. Andrea is the president of the company since 2000.

Carlo Nason

The most famous designer that worked for the company is Carlo Nason. During the 1970s and 1980s he designed the complete collection for the company, so in all probability also this beautiful pendant light.

Born in Murano in 1935 Carlo Nason grew up in one of the oldest families of Murano glass makers where experts introduced him to the most refined techniques. He quickly started to collaborate with other glass workshops, with special attention for modern design and achieving a combination of technique and craftsmanship which characterizes all his projects.

Carlo has always shown an attitude for innovation without loosing his tradition.

Designers that worked for AV Mazzega – Mazzega 1946 are among others Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.

Same colours used for these lamps by AV Mazzega

AV Mazzega Blue Chandelier - other

AV Mazzega Blue Chandelier - other