Lino Tagliapietra Table Lamp
Materials: Hand blown Murano crystal glass, clear with white stripes.
Height: 28 cm / 11.02”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 1 light bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Preferably a silver crown / silver bowl bulb.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lino Tagliapietra (born 1934).
Manufacturer: La Murrina spa, Murano, Italy.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
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.
“I don’t invent anything new; I personalize 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
Bio on his website
The artist on Facebook
La Murrina website
History of the La Murrina company
Murano glass blowing Wikipedia
The glass museum on the Murano island
Murano lamps on Vintageinfo
Other Lino Tagliapietra lights on Vintageinfo
Black version of this table or floor light