MAZZEGA CHANDELIER IN WOOD, CHROME AND MURANO GLASS
Suspension chandelier in the style of the Italian designer Gaetano Sciolari (born 1927). Wooden and chromium-plated metal structure, decorated with 5 globes of Murano stained glass. Published by MAZZEGA (1929-1983) in the 1970s.
Design period, Circa: 1970
Dim: W:44cm, D:44cm, H:58cm.
Condition report: In good condition with some slight wear on the metal.
Documentation: The origins of the Mazzega glassworks date back to 1929, when Romano Mazzega set up a small business in Murano bearing his name. The factory produced high-quality pieces, inspired above all by the work of its competitors. In 1937, Romano Mazzega was sold to Aureliano Toso, who renamed it Vetri Decorativi Rag. Aureliano Toso. The following year, Romano Mazzega opens a new glassworks, Fratelli Mazzega, in partnership with his brother Gino and sister Maria. Around 1950, the company changed its name to I.V.R. (Industrie Vetrarie Riunite) Mazzega.
The post-war period offered Mazzega the opportunity to develop the degli Angeli, an artists' cooperative founded in 1950 in Murano: Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Jean Coartistique, with the prestigious master Ermanno Nason executing a series of creations based on projects by some of the most famous contemporary artists commissioned by Fucinacteau and Georges Braque. It also welcomed independent designers such as Luigi Scarpa Croce, Aldo Bergamini, Carlo Scarpa and Renzo Burchiellaro. In 1958, I.V.R. Mazzega took on the painter Gianfranco Purisiol as artistic director. During his four years with Mazzega, Purisiol developed a highly original art of glassmaking, in which the whimsical variety of shapes fully integrated and enhanced the successful characteristics of the company's style: luminous colors, softly diffused, in the intimacy of magnificent crystal. This glassworks ceased all activity in 1983.