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 E14 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: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega and many other producers from the Murano island in Italy.
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.
In Germany and some other countries in Europe acrylic discs chandeliers were produced among others by Aro Leuchte (Arnold Licht GmbH) from Borken.
Gino Vistosi was not the designer of these disc lamps, despite everybody says it. Vistosi made glass discs lamps, but they have all much smaller discs.
Several lamp producers on the Murano island made these chandeliers. In all probability, most of them are made by AV Mazzega. Carlo Nason designed the LS 130, LS 131, LS 132, LS 133 chandelier, all similar to this one, but without the colours and made in clear & opal glass.
These lamps were a big hit and they were made for more than 30 years. Few are marked with a label. Today new chandeliers are in production, beware!
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. The company is renamed in Mazzega 1946; the year AV Mazzega was founded.
Designers that worked for AV Mazzega – Mazzega 1946 are among others Carlo Nason, Aldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.
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Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)