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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

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.

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.

These 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. These lamps were used in the Tricatel factory.

L'Aile ou la Cuisse (1976)

Links (external links open in a new window)

Mazzega 1946
Facebook Mazzega 1946
AV Mazzega – – website offline since 2018
The Facebook page of AV Mazzega is gone since November 2017. Mazzega 1946 is the new name of the company
History of Murano – Wikipedia
Murano Glass Museum
L’aile ou la cuisse (1976) – IMDb
L’aile ou la cuisse (1976) – Wikipedia
Other AV Mazzega lamps on Vintageinfo
Other lamps in the movies on Vintageinfo

Many thanks to Frank from for the photos and the enthusiasm.