Carlo Nason expo – Triennale Milan 2015
Lamps in the movies
Red & blue AV Mazzega globe table lamps were used as a prop in the famous French comedy L’Aile ou la Cuisse (The Wing or the Thigh) from 1976, with Louis De Funès and Coluche. Here left and right in the control room of the Tricatel factory.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.
AV Mazzega Red & White Globe Table Lamps
Materials: Red and white hand blown crystal glass globe lampshades with a clear glass ring in the middle. Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: ∅ 24 cm / 9.44”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But a frosted or white/opaque one is preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Carlo Nason in 1975.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.
Other versions: These AV Mazzega red & white globe table lamps exists in white, blue and red. Possibly also made in other colours, but never spotted one. Model LT 231.
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. Today the company is named Mazzega 1946.
Designers that worked for AV Mazzega – Mazzega 1946 are among others: Carlo Nason, Aldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.
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. In the 60s he worked for the family glass works Nason & C.
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.
From 1965 until 1980 he designed the complete collection of AV Mazzega, that today is an icon of vintage: the creation of the highest quality at the level of its design.
Carlo Nason designed for De Majo, Leucos, Alt Lucialternative, Gallery Vetri D`Arte, Murano Due, Vetreria Vistosi, Vetreria Carlo Moretti, Vetreria Livio Seguso, Gruppo Firme di Vetro di Salzano and several other companies.
Not only he designed glass objects, he designed ceramics for Baldelli, ski shoes for Garmont; consultant for Casinos Austria International in Vienna and worked on graphics for several companies.
In 1975 he founded his own company iTRE. Since 2002 the company is owned by FDV Group S.p.A., better known as LEUCOS. Many well known designers worked for the iTRE company.
Not only is he a designer, He is also passionate about photography, in the 60s and 70s he has won numerous competitions.
Carlo’s work can be found in several museums. The Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York, USA, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Italy. The Corning Museum of Glass in New York has a large collection of his works.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)
L’aile ou la cuisse (1976) – IMDb
L’aile ou la cuisse (1976) – Wikipedia