Vetrofond Glass Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown white opal mushroom lampshade with a clear and yellow-amber rim. Brass ring on top. Some brass & metal parts. Steel wire. Brass canopy. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37”
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 55 cm / 21.65”
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.
Period: 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Vetrofond, Via Belvedere, 86, 31032 Canton TV, Italy.
Other versions: This Vetrofond glass pendant lamp was in all probability produced in several variations.
The Vetrofond company is renowned for the glass rods they produce for the lighting industry. It is located in Canton, some 25 km / 15.5 mi from Venice. Occasionally they made lamps. They are a rare find.
A large amount of their glass is sold to companies that make glass products over there. Glass rods are produced in many colours and melted for production. Also hobbyists use their glass rods, you can buy them in every country.
Another company that produces glass rods is Effetre International. Effetre is the sole glass manufacturer in Murano itself of this type of glass.
Big competitors are located in Lauscha, Germany. Several companies produce glass rods. Lauscha is well know for the hand blown Christmas tree bulbs.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Murano glass blowing – Wikipedia
Museo del Vetro – Murano glass Museum website
Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.