AV Mazzega Open Glass Leaves Chandelier
Materials: 4 big hand blown Murano crystal glass plates. Transparent and green coloured. Chromed metal parts. Bakelite socket.
Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 40 cm / 15.75”
Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base can be used. But original a ring mirror globe bulb is preferred, as shown below. They are still for sale.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Carlo Nason (born 1935).
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.
Other versions: Made in several colours. Very rare and unusual model.
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.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
AV Mazzega – http://www.avmazzega.com – website offline since 2018
History of Murano – Wikipedia
Murano Glass Museum
Other AV Mazzega lamps on Vintageinfo
Other lamps designed by Carlo Nason on Vintageinfo