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Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)
Toni Zuccheri VeArt Lamps – Google Images
Arredalux lamps – Google Images
Many thanks to Ger for some additional photos and all the help.
Chrome And Glass Globes Chandelier
Materials: Chromed metal (iron) tubes, folded slats & parts. 3 crystal, orange, milky and clear glass globes. Chrome chain and canopy. Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 90 cm / 35.43”
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 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: Gianni Bruno Mazzega – attributed.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This chrome and glass globes chandelier exists in many versions and sizes. Also made as table lamps, floor lamps, flush mounts and wall lamps.
The same lamps were also sold by other companies as you can see on the label on the left. Unfortunately a search on SILA sas gave no result. Arredalux is another Italian company that sold these lamps. Also Massive from Belgium sold similar lamps. The glass was made bij De Rupel, from Boom, Belgium.
An e-mail to AV Mazzega gave this as an answer: (translated from Italian to English) “I do not exclude they may be our lamps but I can not even give you the certainty. They are lamps that date back to many years ago where a management or photographic samples was not used.
I’m sorry I can not help you with other data but in our technical department I could not find anything that could bring back to these lamps.”
But, an American guy said to me, unfortunately without proof, that his chandelier is labelled and that it is an AV Mazzega label.
Over the years several lamps appeared with an AV Mazzega label, al with similar globes. Chandeliers, table lamps and so on.
Often said that these lamps are a Toni Zuccheri design, they are not. Zuccheri never worked for AV Mazzega, as the company confirmed.
AV Mazzega is a glass company 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 worked for AV Mazzega – Mazzega 1946 are among others Carlo Nason, Aldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.