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 Nason, Aldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.
1960s Murano Discs Chandelier
Materials: 54 pink to orange hand blown crystal glass Murano discs. Chromed metal (iron) wire frame & chain. 8 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 60 cm / 23.62”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but clear or bright bulbs are preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega and many other producers from the Murano island in Italy.
Other versions: This 1960s Murano discs chandelier exists in many different sizes and colours. Made with more or less discs. Made as a wall lamp, flush mount, table lamp.
In Germany and some other countries in Europe acrylic discs chandeliers were produced among others by Aro Leuchte (Arnold Licht GmbH) from Borken.
Gino Vistosi was not the designer of these disc lamps, despite everybody says it. Vistosi made glass discs lamps, but they have all much smaller discs.
Several lamp producers on the Murano island made these chandeliers. In all probability, most of them are made by AV Mazzega. Carlo Nason designed the LS 130, LS 131, LS 132, LS 133 chandelier, all very similar to this one, but without the colours and made in clear & opal glass.
These lamps were a big hit and they were made for more than 30 years. Few are marked with a label. Today new chandeliers are in production, beware!
Links (external links open in a new window)
Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)
Murano glass blowing – Wikipedia
Glass Museum on the Murano island
Multi coloured discs chandelier
Smoked cut glass discs chandelier
Amber crystal glass chandelier
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.