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AV Mazzega Swirl Chandelier

Materials: Metal chromed frame and 22 amber/brown/orange and clear hand-blown crystal glass spirals. Bakelite sockets.

Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 58 cm / 22.83”

Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 screw base can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised. Maybe a design by Carlo Nason who created most of the lamps for the company during that period.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.

Other versions: Also made as a flush mount and wall lamp and made in different colours.

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, 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.

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.

Photo of the old factory on the island of Murano – October 2014

AV Mazzega old factory

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