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


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Carlo Nason 1970s Torpedo Chandelier


Materials: 6 hand blown Murano opaque/milky crystal glass “torpedoes”. Nickel-plated metal parts made of iron and brass. Bakelite sockets.

Rod Length: 100 cm / 39.37”

Height: 50 cm / 19.68”

Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”

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: Carlo Nason (born 1935).

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.

Other versions: Made in several variations: more or less lamps. Made as a table lamp, floor lamp and wall lamp. One of the biggest chandeliers uses 18 light bulbs.

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.

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. 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.

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