La Murrina Globe Pendant Lamp
Materials: Big globe made of thick hand blown crystal clear Murano glass with white & black swirl stripes. Chrome lid and rod. Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height: 90 cm / 35.43”
Height: 45 cm / 17.71”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lino Tagliapietra – attributed.
Manufacturer: La Murrina, Murano Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This La Murrina globe pendant lamp exists in all probability in several versions and sizes.
This pendant lamp is most likely designed and made by Lino Tagliapietra, who is a master in this technique. Hand blown Murano glass; none of these lamps are exactly the same.
Lino Tagliapietra was born August 10, 1934 in Murano, Italy and has also worked extensively in the United States. As a teacher and mentor, he has played a key role in the international exchange of glass blowing processes and techniques between the principal American centres and his native Murano, but his influence is apparent in the whole world.
“I don’t invent anything new; I personalise something … and that makes it something that nobody has done before.”
The La Murrina company was founded in the 1960s as a small business started by a group of glass-worker masters. In 1974, La Murrina was bought by a family from Milan. Today they are located at Via Isonzo, 26, 22078 Turate (Co), Italy. The furnace is still on the Murano island and located at Riva Longa, 17 – Murano Venice, Italy.
Links (external links open in a new window)
History of the La Murrina company
Murano glass blowing – Wikipedia
The glass museum on the Murano island
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.