Lino Tagliapietra Table Lamp
Materials: The globe is made of thick hand blown crystal clear Murano glass with black stripes. The base is made of black crystal glass. Some brass parts, Bakelite 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.
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 centers 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 personalize 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.
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 and he is very active: www.facebook.com/LinoTagliapietraInc/
La Murrina website: www.lamurrina.com
History of Murano – Wikipedia
Murano glass blowing Wikipedia
Museo del Vetro – Murano glass Museum
Murano lamps on Vintageinfo
Lino Tagliapietra lamps on Vintageinfo