Murano Sputnik Chandelier
Materials: Brass frame and rods. Brass chain, canopy and some parts. Hand blown clear, white and amber/orange triangular Murano glass parts.
Chain Length: 50 cm / 43.30”
Height: 46 cm / 14.56”
Width: ∅ 46 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 6 bulb E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Carlo Nason – attributed.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This Murano sputnik chandelier was produced in several colours.
AV Mazzega was founded in 1946 by Angelo Vittorio Mazzega. In 1950 his son Gianni Bruno Mazzega started working in the family’s glass factory. Gianni Bruno Mazzega is responsible for the creation of many beautiful lamps.
Today, under the watchful eye of Andrea Mazzega, grandson of Angelo Vittorio, the company works together with high-level international designers. Andrea is the president of the company since 2000.
Born in Murano in 1935 he grew up in one of the oldest families of Murano glass makers where experts introduced him to the most refined techniques. He quickly started to collaborate with other glass workshops, with special attention for modern design and achieving a combination of technique and craftsmanship which characterises all his projects.
Carlo has always shown an attitude for innovation without loosing his tradition.
He has chosen AV Mazzega most of all in the 70s and 80s to develop all the collection, that today is an icon of vintage: the creation of the highest quality at the level of its design. Today the company is named Mazzega 1946.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Facebook Mazzega 1946
AV Mazzega – http://www.avmazzega.com – website offline since 2018The Facebook page of AV Mazzega is gone since November 2017. Mazzega 1946 is the new name of the company.
History of Murano – Wikipedia
Murano Glass Museum
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.