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AV Mazzega Blue & White Glass Chandelier

Materials: Chromed metal frame (iron and brass). Aluminium parts. Blue, white and clear crystal hand blown Murano glass lampshade. Steel wire, Bakelite socket.

Cord length: 70 cm / 27.55”

Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white/opaque globe bulb gives the best result.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Carlo Nason (born 1935) – attributed.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Bigger and smaller versions, different colours, different forms. All these lamps were hand blown and therefore all unique with a little difference in height and width.

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

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.

Same colours used for these chandeliers by AV Mazzega

AV Mazzega Blue & White Glass Chandelier Murano 1970s 1980s aluminium MCM Carlo Nason

AV Mazzega Blue & White Glass Flower Chandelier Murano 1970s MCM Carlo Nason

Links (external links open in a new window)

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AV Mazzega – – website offline since 2018. The Facebook page of AV Mazzega is gone since November 2017. Mazzega 1946 is the new name of the company.

History of Murano – Wikipedia
Murano glass blowing Wikipedia
Glass Museum on the Murano island
Venice history on Wikipedia
Official Site of the City of Venice
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