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AV Mazzega Murano Discs Chandelier

Materials: Clear and white hand blown crystal glass discs. Metal chromed frame. Bakelite sockets.

Rod Length: 50 cm / 19.68”

Height: 60 cm / 23.62”

Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”

Electricity: 10 bulbs E14, 10 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but clear or bright bulbs are preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Carlo Nason – attributed.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Made in a few variations and as a wall lamp.

This chandelier should be Carlo Nason’s interpretation of the famous discs chandeliers. This chandelier is named Thousand Moons.

It is always said that Gino Vistosi designed these lamps with bigger discs, but all of the light producers on the Murano island made them. It was a big hit and they were made for more than 50 years. Few are marked or have a label. The largest producer was AV Mazzega.

Today (2019) new chandeliers are in production. Also spare discs can be ordered. But if it has to be certain colours, it is obviously more difficult to produce them.

In Germany and some other countries in Europe acrylic discs chandeliers were produced among others by Aro Leuchte (Arnold Licht GmbH) from Borken.

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.

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. The company is renamed in Mazzega 1946; the year AV Mazzega was founded. 

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

Carlo Nason

Carlo Nason

Born in Murano in 1935 he grew up in one of the oldest families of the Island. Murano glass masters 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.

Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.