1960s Glass Tubes Chandelier
Materials: 6 hand blown white opal, milky and clear hand blown crystal glass “torpedo” tube lampshades. Chromed metal parts made of iron and brass. Curved chrome rods. Chrome chain & canopy. 6 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 100 cm / 39.37”
Height: 52 cm / 20.47”
Width: ∅ 44 cm / 17.32”
Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1960s glass tubes chandelier exists in several variations.
Although everyone says that this is a design by Aldo Nason, it is not true. Nor is it an AV Mazzega lamp.
For the moment it is unclear who produced these lamp series. They are not an Aldo Nason design and they are not made by AV Mazzega, as confirmed by Carlo Nason.
Also Leucos was contacted and they have no idea. However a set of pendant lamps with this type of glass can be found online as the Ata pendant lamp designed by Giusto Toso, unfortunately without proof.
Viro Lampares Arte
Viro Lampares Arte was a lighting producer from Barcelona, Spain that sold many lamps from several Murano lighting producers. The company is long gone. It probably ended business somewhere in the eighties. The company sold the famous Torpedo chandelier that is always attributed to Aldo Nason. it is not of course.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm. Many thanks to Silvio for all the help.