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White And Translucent Discs Chandelier

Materials: 27 hand blown crystal Murano glass dishes made of clear and white opal almost splashing spots. Brass wire frame. 8 Bakelite sockets.

Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 37 cm / 14.56”

Width: ∅ 52 cm / 20.47”

Electricity: 8 bulbs E14 and 1 bulb E 27, 9 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. Bright bulbs gives the most beautiful result with these type of lamps.

Period: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Gino Vistosi (1925-1980).

Manufacturer: Vistosi, AV Mazzega and many others.

Other versions: This white and translucent discs chandelier exists in many colours. These lamps were made in many different sizes and colours, with more or less discs. Wall lamps, ceiling lights and table lamps also exists.

Despite the fact that Gino Vistosi designed these lamps, all of the lamp producers on the Murano island produced them. It was a big hit and they were made for many years. Few are marked or labelled. Today new ones are also produced with old looking frames and sockets: beware!

Vistosi

Vistosi was created by Guglielmo Vistosi in Murano in 1945 focusing on lighting. After his premature death his sons Gino and Luciano, joined their uncle Oreste in the founding of the Vistosi company.

In 1956 Alessandro Pianon, a Venetian Architect, joined the company. Together with second generation Luciano and Gino Vistosi they gave a swing to the company focusing on innovation and design.

The company has employed some very relevant designers such as Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti. Peter Pelzel, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Adalberto Dal Lago. Vico MagistrettiEnrico Tronconi and so on.

In 1989 Giancarlo Moretti, a businessman from Murano with a long experience in the glass sector with Vetrofond and Punto Luce, acquires the prestigious brand, giving birth to Vetreria Vistosi. In the 1990s the factory closed for a couple of years. It was reopened by Matteo Moretti, Giancarlo’s son, who relaunched the Vistosi brand. During the same period Vistosi acquired the brands AloxG2 and Triade. Today, the company still produces the most beautiful lamps, some of them old classics.

The sole survivor of the original founders, Lucianoborn 24 February 1930, dedicated himself to research and glass sculpture until his death (in Venice) on 14 Mai 2010.

Another discs chandelier with 36 white and clear glass discs

Gino Vistosi Discs Chandelier Different model, 36 white and translucent discs