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Carlo Nason LT216 Table Lamps

Materials: Misty blue hand blown crystal glass bases. White opal crystal hand blown glass globes. Some metal parts. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 53,5 cm / 21.06”

Base: ∅ 31 cm / 12.20”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But a frosted or white/opaque one is preferred.

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

Designer: Carlo Nason in 1968.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy.

Other versions: These Carlo Nason LT216 table lamps were made in several colours and sizes. Several examples are on display here on Vintageinfo. The smallest is 25 cm (9.84”) high.

The LT216 table lamp was published in the book Italian light 1960-1980: cento lampade della collezione Cortopassi (one hundred lamps from the Cortopassi collection). Written by Paola Palma and Carlo Vannicola and published in 2004. EAN: 9788881258406

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. Today the company is named Mazzega 1946.

Designers that 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.

Carlo Nason

Carlo Nason

Born in Murano in 1935 he grew up in one of the oldest families of the Island. Murano glass masters 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.

A big LT216 table lamp together with the smallest one. The table lamp on the left is made by Peill + Putzler, you can find it over here.

Carlo Nason AV Mazzega LT 216 Table Lamps 1968 design big and small together 1960s 1970s MCM Mid-Century Modern

Lamps in the movies!

A big blue LT216 table lamp together with a Medusa floor lamp, also designed by Carlo Nason, was used as a prop in the Italian cult horror film La Notte Dei DiavoliNight of the Devils from 1972. You can also see these lamps in the movie fragment below.

AV Mazzega LT216 Table Lamp used as a prop in the film Night of the Devils (1972)