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1970s Dimpled Balloon Murano Table Lamp

Materials: Hand blown crystal Murano glass made of three layers of glass. Two white layers and one clear.

Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Width: ∅ 34 cm / 13.38”

Base: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 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: Made in some varieties. Also made in striped glass.

This table lamp is made in the style of the table lamps designed by Muranese glass master Luciano Vistosi (1931-2010). In the late 1960s he started to create table lamps in biomorphe sculptural forms. This lamp has some similarities with the Munega table lamp he designed in 1978. This lamp is still in production by Vistosi

It is made in the form of a flat, dented or dimpled balloon. Made of three layers of glass and +- 1 cm / 0.39” thick; this table lamp is very heavy. 

This lamp is not made by Vistosias the company has confirmed. In all probability it was also made on the Murano island in Italy. 


All the electric parts were made by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco, near Milan. They were produced in the late 1960s and 1970s.

1970s Dimpled Balloon Murano Table Lamp