AV Mazzega Red & White Globe Table Lamps
Materials: Red, white and clear hand blown crystal glass. Bakelite 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 (born 1935).
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.
Other versions: Made in white and red. Possibly also made in different colours, but never spotted one.
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.
AV Mazzega Contemporary Lighting at Euroluce 2013.
Andrea Mazzega talks about the history of the company.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.