AV Mazzega Spaghetti Chandelier
Materials: 33 Murano purple crystal glass “spaghetti” parts. Chromed metal (iron) wire frame. Some parts made of iron and brass. 6 Bakelite sockets.
Chain Length: 20 cm / 7.87”
Height: 60 cm / 23.62”
Width: ∅ 56 cm / 22.04”
Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.
Other versions: This AV Mazzega spaghetti chandelier exists in many variations and colours. Made as a table lamp, floor lamp and wall lamp. Often named “spun sugar” lamps. “Zucchero filato” in Italian. Others name it a “pretzel” chandelier. Often described as a lamp made by “Vistosi for Mazzega”, but that is nonsense.
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, maybe this one.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
AV Mazzega – http://www.avmazzega.com – website offline since 2018
The Facebook page of AV Mazzega is gone since November 2017
AV Mazzega Contemporary Lighting at Euroluce 2013 –
Andrea Mazzega talks about the history of the company.