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Andrea Mazzega
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AV Mazzega Ice Block Chandelier


Materials: Metal (iron) chrome frame and 9 amber and clear crystal glass hand blown Murano ‘ice’ blocks. Bakelite sockets. Chromed iron chain.

Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 46 cm / 18.11”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. But clear light bulbs gives the best result with this type of chandeliers.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised. 

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Also made as ceiling lamp, wall lamp and floor lamp. Bigger and smaller versions were also produced. Similar chandeliers, models Sierra and Fuego, were produced by AV Mazzega for J.T. Kalmar KG, Franken KG from Austria.

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, maybe this one.

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. Today the company is named Mazzega 1946.

Carlo Nason

Born in Murano in 1935 he grew up in one of the oldest families of Murano glass makers where experts 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.

  Photo of the old factory on the Murano island, taken in October 2014

AV Mazzega Ice Block Chandelier - AV Mazzega old factory

Ice block lamps (Sierra) made by AV Mazzega for the famous Austrian company Kalmar Franken

AV Mazzega Ice Block Chandelier - Kalmar Sierra lamps made by AV Mazzega