AV Mazzega Table or Floor Lamp
Materials: Orange and opaque crystal hand blown Murano glass. Chromed metal (iron). 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 (born 1935).
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.
Other versions: Many different sizes and colours.
All these lights 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 the floor foot switch.
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.
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.
Other examples of this table or floor lamp
Photo of the old factory on the Murano island, taken in October 2014
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. Mazzega 1946 is the new name of the company