- Artist / Designer:Carlo Nason (1939-2021)
- Issuer / Manufacturer:Mazzega Vetreria ( Murano )
- Period:Mid 20th century, 1960 to 1980
- Country of Origin:Italy (Murano)
- Dimensions (H x W x D):140cm x 55cm x 55cm
- Weight:30 Kg
- Number of components:1
- Style:Contemporary, Design, Brutalist
- Materials:Glass, Crystal
Table lamp or floor lamp in worked and folded glass in amber colour, Brutalist style and design.
Rare and real glass sculpture made in Venice by the designer Carlo Nason and edited by MAZZEGA Vetreria in Murano around 1970s (often dated 1960s, it seems to me rather belong to the 70s... ).
Model "Cactus" under the reference LT320.
Composed internally of a scaffold-like steel structure including four E27 bulb sockets (standard), sets of adjustment screws for the 25 glass plates.
Luminaire in its original condition, in perfect condition, complete, electricity redone.
Biography: Carlo Nason (1935- 2021).
The Italian designer Carlo Nason was born in 1935 in Murano into a family of glassmakers whose father, Vincenzo Nason, ran NasonMoretti and then in 1941 Vincenzo Nason & Co.
It was around 1960 that, with a passion for design, he left the family business, which was too specialised in typical objects and far too traditional. He then designed much more modernist and innovative lighting... He was then spotted by Vetreria Mazzega, a partnership that lasted from 1965 to 1980 and gave rise to a series of emblematic lights, including this Cactus lamp. He collaborated with other great Venetian glassworks such as De Majo, i-tre, Murano Due, Vistosi, Firme di Vetro.
He died in 2021.
The first recorded pieces by Carlo Nason date back to 1959, they are moulded-blown vases produced by V Nason & Co, currently kept by the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.
Works presented in numerous museums and art galleries in Paris, Milan, New York, and why not in your home.... ;-)