Lino Tagliapietra Globe Table Lamp
Materials: Round black tubular crystal glass base. Brass ornamental nut on the bottom of the base, some brass parts. Thick hand blown crystal clear Murano glass globe lampshade with many thin black stripes. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 60 cm / 23.62”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Base: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”
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. But a globe bulb gives the most beautiful effect.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lino Tagliapietra – attributed.
Manufacturer: La Murrina, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This Lino Tagliapietra globe table lamp was in all probability produced in several variations.
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. Lino is master in this striped technique.
“I don’t invent anything new; I personalise something … and that makes it something that nobody has done before.”
La Murrina 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.