Pyramid Murano Table Lamp
Materials: Black painted diamond shaped base made of metal (iron), weighted with a thick diamond shaped black metal plate. 2 triangular embossed hand blown glass lampshades. Made of clear glass, frosted in the inside. Chevron decoration in soft orange: 6 V’s. Chrome ornamental screws. The Bakelite E14 socket is embedded in the metal.
Height: 39 cm / 15.35”
Glass Width: 17 cm / 6.69”
Base: 27 x 17 cm / 10.62 x 6.69”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup a clear ribbed bulb was used.
Period: 1980s, 1990s.
Designer: Carlo Nason – attributed.
Manufacturer: iTRE, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This pyramid Murano table lamp exists at least in a bigger version. It was made in several colours. At least also made in green. Also a wall lamp exists.
This lamp has lost its label, but Carlo Nason designed several lamps with a similar type of base and with this frosted type of glass for his company iTRE. Many examples can be found. He also designed several lamps with this “chevron” design for his company. His Iceberg lamp for AV Mazzega has also this ribbed design, but it is completely ribbed.
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. In the 60s he worked for the family glass works Nason & C.
He quickly started to collaborate with other glass workshops, with special attention for modern design and achieving a combination of technique and craftsmanship which characterizes all his projects. Carlo has always shown an attitude for innovation without losing his tradition.
From 1965 until 1980 he designed the complete collection of AV Mazzega, that today is an icon of vintage: the creation of the highest quality at the level of its design.
Carlo Nason designed for De Majo, Leucos, Alt Lucialternative, Gallery Vetri D`Arte, Murano Due, Vetreria Vistosi, Vetreria Carlo Moretti, Vetreria Livio Seguso, Gruppo Firme di Vetro di Salzano and several other companies.
Not only he designed glass objects, he designed ceramics for Baldelli, ski shoes for Garmont; consultant for Casinos Austria International in Vienna and worked on graphics for several companies.
In 1975 he founded his own company iTRE. Since 2002 the company is owned by FDV Group S.p.A., better known as LEUCOS. Many well-known designers worked for the iTRE company.
Not only is he a designer, he is also passionate about photography. In the 60s and 70s he has won numerous competitions.
Carlo’s work can be found in several museums. The Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York, USA, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Italy. The Corning Museum of Glass in New York has a large collection of his works.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1980s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni. You can find them over here.
VLM is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.
This Pyramid Murano table lamp is equipped with a black model 450 switch designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968. The switch is still in production. You can find this switch over here on Vintageinfo.