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

Photo of one of the factories on the Murano Island taken in 2014

AV Mazzega factory on the Murano island

AV Mazzega Chandelier - 3 globes - Photo: Ger


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AV Mazzega Orange & White Glass Globes Chandelier


Materials: Metal chromed frame and 3 crystal glass globes, Bakelite sockets.

Chain Length: 90 cm / 35.43”

Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Width: 45 cm / 17.71”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s and 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised, but inspired by a design from Toni Zuccheri for VeArt.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.

Other versions: Bigger and smaller lamps, different colours. Many models as you can see below.

AV Mazzega

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, maybe this one.

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. He has chosen AV Mazzega most of all in the 70s and 80s to develop all the collection, that today is an icon of vintage: the creation of the highest quality at the level of its design.

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.

AV Mazzega Glass Globes Chandeliers

AV Mazzega Glass Globes Chandeliers

AV Mazzega Glass Globes Chandeliers

AV Mazzega Glass Globes Chandeliers

AV Mazzega Glass Globes Chandeliers

AV Mazzega Glass Globes Chandeliers

Many thanks to Ger for some additional photo’s.