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Lot 0005
Metal, chrome-plated, colorless and opal glass
Italy, 1970s
Design: Carlo Nason (born in 1936) – Italian glass designer from one of the oldest families of Muranos glassmakers
Producer: AVMazzega - Italian lighting manufacturer, founded in 1946 by Angelo Vittorio Mazzega in Murano
Slender floor lamp with illuminated stand and futuristic circular hood
Double flamed
Height: 112 cm
Good condition
Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.


The lamp is in good, age-realted condition. The lamp is electrified and fully functional. There is no guarantee on functionality. The height measures 112 cm.


The Azienda Vetraia Mazzega was founded in 1946 by Angelo Vittorio in Mazzega in Murano. In 1950, Gianni Bruno Mazzega joined the family’s business and started to work with lamps. In 1960 the production of lamps under the brand AVMazzega was launched. By 1970 the company became the largest manufacturers of lamps in Italy. 1980 was followed by collaborations with internationally renowned designers such as De Lucchi and Piva. In the 1990s Mazzega began with the production of furniture for luxury hotels and retail shops of houseware brands. In 2000 Andrea Mazzega took over the management of the company.

Glass from Murano

Murano, a small group of islands in the Venetian Lagoon, is known worldwide for its high quality glass products. Due to fire-prevention reasons, all glass kilns of Venice were moved to the island in 1295. Here the glassmakers experimented with Roman glass techniques and in the late 15th century a method for producing multi-colored, flower-like patterned glass was developed, the so-called Millefioriglass. Even more significant, however, was the development of crystal glass (cristallo glas). This term first appeared in 1409. With this type of ultra-thin, feather-light and absolutely flawless and colorless crystal glass, glassmakers were able to create wonderfully elegant and sophisticated shapes. Thus in the Renaissance, those glass objects were the main source of income of the population of the lagoon city. Only a few pieces from this period have been preserved, but the variety of shapes and designs can for example be recreated by looking at still lifes. Despite the attempts of the Venetian Republic to keep the art of glassmaking a secret, some glassblowers were able to move across the Alps and establish glassworks in the countries north of the mountains. Thereby the enticement of King Louis XVI were decisively. As ‘glass à al façon de Venise’ the Venetian style circulated in Germany, the Netherlands and Flanders, where to this day rich collections have been preserved. Until today, Murano glass is famous worldwide because of its particular fineness; its production is exclusively mastered by the island’s glassblowers. (ala)

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Mazzega, Floor Lamp, Metal & Murano Glass, Italy, 1970s

Estimate €1,400 - €1,820Sep 2, 2016