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AV Mazzega LT216 Table Lamp

 

Materials: Orange hand blown crystal glass base. Opaque crystal hand blown glass globe. Some chromed iron parts. Bakelite socket.

Height: 25 cm / 9.84”

Width: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But a frosted or white/opaque one is preferred. A clear bulb creates stripes on the glass.

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

Designer: Carlo Nason in 1968.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: Made in several colours and sizes. This table lamp is the smallest, often used as a bedside lamp. A series of larger lamps can be found here on Vintageinfo: Carlo Nason LT216 Table Lamps.

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.

This table lamp was published in the book Italian light 1960-1980: cento lampade della collezione Cortopassi (one hundred lamps from the Cortopassi collection). Written by Paola Palma and Carlo Vannicola and published in 2004. EAN: 9788881258406

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.

A big blue LT216 table lamp together with a Medusa floor lamp, also designed by Carlo Nason, was used as a prop in the Italian cult horror film La Notte Dei DiavoliNight of the Devils from 1972. You can also see these lamps in the movie fragment below.

La Notte Dei Diavoli - Night of the Devils (1972)