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AV Mazzega Table or Floor Lamp

Materials: Orange incamiciato glass for the  base. Opal glass for the globe. All made in hand blown Murano glass. Chromed metal (iron) ring in between the glass parts. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 63 cm / 24.80”

Width: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a frosted or white/opaque one is preferred for these type of lights.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Carlo Nason.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.

Other versions: Many different sizes and colours.

Outstanding sculptured glass table or floor lamp designed by Carlo Nason for AV Mazzega in the late 1960s and made for many years. Some sources say that it was designed in 1969.

All these table lamps were hand-blown and therefore all unique with a little difference in height and width. In the later editions of the 1970s the top and bottom illuminate independently or both together using a floor foot switch.

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. The company is renamed in Mazzega 1946; the year AV Mazzega was founded. 

Designers that work/worked for AV Mazzega – Mazzega 1946 are among others Carlo NasonAldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.

Incamiciato: This is a glass consisting of two superimposed layers of white (lattimo) glass and of coloured transparent glass.

A big model of this lamp (102 cm – 40.15”) can be found here:
AV Mazzega Birillo Floor Lamp

A Similar lamp like this one but entirely white can be found over here: AV Mazzega Table or Floor Lamp

Carlo Nason

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. In the 60s he worked for the family glass works Nason & C.

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.

From 1965 until 1980 he designed the complete collection of AV Mazzega, that today is an icon of vintage: the creation of the highest quality at the level of its design.

Carlo Nason designed for De Majo, LeucosAlt Lucialternative, Gallery Vetri D`Arte, Murano Due, Vetreria Vistosi, Vetreria Carlo Moretti, Vetreria Livio Seguso, Gruppo Firme di Vetro di Salzano and several other companies.

Not only he designed glass objects, he designed ceramics for Baldelli, ski shoes for Garmont; consultant for Casinos Austria International in Vienna and worked on graphics for several companies.

iTRE

In 1975 he founded his own company iTRE. Since 2002 the company is owned by FDV Group S.p.A., better known as LEUCOS. Many well known designers worked for the iTRE company.

Not only is he a designer, He is also passionate about photography, in the 60s and 70s he has won numerous competitions.

Carlo’s work can be found in several museums. The Museum of Modern Art  MoMA in New York, USA, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Italy. The Corning Museum of Glass in New York has a large collection of his works.

Other examples of this table or floor lamp

AV Mazzega Table or Floor Lamp - Red version AV Mazzega Table or Floor Lamp - Purple AV Mazzega Table or Floor Lamp

Links (external links open in a new window)

Mazzega 1946

Facebook Mazzega 1946

AV Mazzega – http://www.avmazzega.com – 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

Corning Museum of Glass

Museum of Modern Art  MoMA

Big floor lamp in the same style here on Vintageinfo

White version of this table lamp on Vintageinfo

AV Mazzega lamps on Vintageinfo

Many thanks to Yoeri for lending the lamp.