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AV Mazzega Spaghetti Chandelier


Materials: 33 Murano purple crystal glass “spaghetti” parts. Chromed metal frame and 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: Made 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’s nonsense.

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.

AV Mazzega Contemporary Lighting at Euroluce 2013 –
Andrea Mazzega 
talks about the history of the company.