La Murrina Table or Floor Lamp
Materials: Big globe made of thick Murano hand blown crystal clear glass with white stripes. Tubular fabric lampshade. 2 Bakelite sockets.
Height: 74 cm / 29.13”
Height base: 32 cm / 12.59”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum. 1 bulb E14 – 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. This table lamp has an E14 socket in the base and an E27 socket on top of the base. They work separate or together. It has a double switch (photo on the left).
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lino Tagliapietra (attributed).
Manufacturer: La Murrina, Murano Italy.
This table or floor lamp is most likely designed 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)
Lino Tagliapietra website: www.linotagliapietra.com
Biography on his website: linotagliapietra.com/artist/biography/
The artist on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LinoTagliapietraInc/
La Murrina, the company he worked for at the Murano Island at that time still exists. You can find it over here: www.lamurrina.com
History of Murano – Wikipedia
Murano glass blowing – Wikipedia
Museo del Vetro – Murano glass Museum