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Carlo Nason

Italian, b. 1935

A mid-century modern reference for today’s Murano glassmakers, Carlo Nason influenced the current tradition of glassmaking on an island renowned for it for hundreds of years. Celebrated for their exceptional designs, Nason’s lighting fixtures are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Learning to design and craft pieces from the family vetreria — rather than partaking in any formal training — Nason was working with the maestros at his family’s company furnace, V. Nason & C., attached to their family home by the time he was 11 years old. Although his roots are in Murano glassmaking, he took inspiration from the clean lines and natural colors of the Japanese metal vases he had seen in his youth at Milanese fairs.

Wanting to produce modern glass lamps, Nason worked with his family friend Gianni Mazzega of Mazzega Murano. The 1970s and 1980s were productive and creative years for Nason as the sole and independent designer at Mazzega Murano. His prolific career has also seen him design for other lighting manufacturers like I TRE, Murano Due and Kalmar.

After a mere four years as a glassmaker, Carlo Nason had his creations displayed at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. The credit for the artisan’s pieces that were included in “Glass 1959” went to his family’s company, but the designs were all authored by Carlo.

Stepping away from the traditional, vibrant Murano stylings, Nason kept true to his inspiration, working with modern and simple forms that are relatively free of color. Nason told Palainco in a rare 2019 interview that his emotions inspired the shapes. And his legacy includes fixtures that are irreplicable and unreproducible, too — Nason made lighting pieces with multiple layers of glass that would be too costly or difficult to recreate today, and some designs were made with processes and materials now unavailable or banned in the glassmaking world.

Find an array of vintage Carlo Nason table lamps, floor lamps, decorative objects and more on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$3,711
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Signed Carlo Nason Murano Glass Black and White Chrysalis Vase
By Carlo Nason
Located in Troy, MI
Sleek, modern design Chrysalis vase by Murano glass maker Carlo Mason in black and white. Etched maker's mark on underside of base. Excellent pre-owned condition with no flaws found.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Carlo Nason

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in Murano Glass
By AVMazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Space age one-light table lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, circa 1970. This lamp consist of four stacked pieces of opalescent and white Murano glass. This lamp is the smaller versi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carlo Nason

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Blown Glass

Carlo Nason Space Age Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Naples, IT
A round base in orange painted metal, a slim chrome stand and a semi-circular shade in opaline glass form this Space Age table lamp. The on/off button is located along the wire.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carlo Nason

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Glass

Mid-Century Carlo Nason Murano Glass Table Lamp, 1970
By Carlo Nason
Located in Madrid, ES
A Murano glass table lamp designed by Carlo Nason. Steel Frame and four sheets of thick Murano glass.Excellent condition.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carlo Nason

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Suspension by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, Italy, 1960s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century Murano glass suspension by Carlo Nason for Mazzega - Italy, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Carlo Nason

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Murano Glass

Rare Carlo Nason Murano Table Lamp, 1960s
By Carlo Nason
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare Carlo Nason Murano table lamp manufactured in Italy in 1960. Three white tinted Murano glass tube on a triple chromed base.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Carlo Nason

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Chrome

  • Rare Carlo Nason Murano Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Rare Carlo Nason Murano Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Rare Carlo Nason Murano Table Lamp, 1960s
  • Rare Carlo Nason Murano Table Lamp, 1960s
H 27.17 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Artichoke Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Carlo Nason, AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural Murano glass chandelier designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega in the 1960s. It’s composed of several alternating clear and gray textured petal shaped glasses that can rotate...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carlo Nason

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Murano Glass

Carlo Nason certified, Pair, Large Curvati Murano Chandeliers, Clear Triedri,80s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Very large iconic Mid-Century chandeliers from Murano, designed by Carlo Nason. Simple and beautiful. Designed in the 1960s. The use of the triedri elements had been limited to strai...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Carlo Nason

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

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Carlo Nason furniture for sale on 1stDibs

The Carlo Nason furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Carlo Nason furniture there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 381 vintage editions of these items, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Carlo Nason were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Gino Sarfatti, Vistosi and Vico Magistretti. Prices for Carlo Nason furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $395 and tops at $20,722, while pieces like these can sell for $3,238 on average.

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