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Large floor lamp in hand blown Murano glass, period 1960.

Designed by Carlo Nason, produced by Mazzega 1946 (IT)

Foot: orange Murano glass

Bulb: opal white Murano glass

Chromed metal connection part with 2 light bulbs (max. 60W)

The lamp has been been revised, damaged foam tape replaced with felt to protect the glass.

Cable: new black cotton cable, black flat plug (2P 10A S10. 100% Made in Italy. IMQ) and black foot switch (design Achille Castiglioni).

Dimensions: H 102 cm x 110 diameter

Birillo 1960s floor lamp - Carlo Nason

SKU: 2022_CN_BR
1.100,00€ Regular Price
990,00€Sale Price
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  • Italian designer Carlo Nason was born into a family of expert glassmakers in 1935 in Murano, Venice. His father, Vincenzo Nason, directed the renowned glass business NasonMoretti and opened a second glass business under the name Vincenzo Nason & C in 1941. From an early age, the younger Nason received training in the art of glassblowing, learning about both the properties of the material and the artisanal techniques used in glass molding and decoration.

    The very first objects designed by Nason date to 1959 and include in a collection of mold-blown vases produced by V Nason & C. Today, they are held by the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.

    Driven by his passion for design—especially clean, geometric forms—Nason decided in the 1960s to distance himself from his family's business, which was specialized mainly in very traditional, ornate decorative objects. Nason redirected his focus toward designing glass lighting in a modernist idiom.

    Nason's had intended to produce his early solo designs himself in small batches, but soon his spirit of experimentation and innovation caught the attention of Murano glass lighting manufacturer A. V. Mazzega, and the company invited Nason to collaborate on new collections. The partnership lasted from 1965 until the 1980s and resulted in an array of iconic lighting designs that remain in demand today. Parallel to the collaboration with A. V. Mazzega, Nason also produced designs for other important Murano glass companies, such as De Majo, i-tre, Murano Due,Vistosi, , and Firme di Vetro.

    Nason continued to create designs in the 1980s and 1990s, but he also took on work as a consultant for Casinos Austria and worked as a photographer. Nason's works have been exhibited over the decades in a number of art and design museums and galleries in Paris, Milan, and New York. He lives and works in Murano. 

    source: Pamono


  • Founded by Gianni Bruno Mazzega in 1946, Mazzega 1946 is defined by a core mission of keeping the Murano tradition alive by reviving century-old, traditional glass-making methods. Over the course of its history, it has become a leader in the global market of luxury and artistic lighting with passion and tenacity. Each creation is turned into an extraordinary glass sculpture by the skilled hands of master artisans to meet the most demanding tastes, in both traditional and contemporary styles thanks to collaborations with renowned artists.

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