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Curvati Murano Chandelier, Clear Crystal Triedri, New Hardware, four available

$4,630.50per item

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Iconic midcentury chandelier from Murano, designed by Carlo Nason. Simple and beautiful. Designed in the 1960s. The use of the triedri elements had been limited to straight fencing around the bulbs, often with different lengths, with a Cascade effect. Carlo had the innovative IDEA of making four sections of curved rods with different diameters, creating a new perspective for this element. A Classic midcentury chandelier that suits every home, from the Classic to the contemporary. There are 20 clear Murano curved triedri hanging from chrome hardware. Identifications, references: Quality of glass triedri identifies the piece as made in Murano. There is a common wide attribution of these chandeliers to Venini, although they are a design of Carlo Nason for Franco Luce and Kalmar. Evaluation assessment: By complexity of manufacturing and quality of both hardware and glass. Special note: This chandelier was designed by Carlo Nason in Murano for glass with high refraction index, the straight triedri itself was created to have a convex spreading lens. Refraction is what makes the glass appear brilliant (higher in diamonds, crystal and potash glass). Glass used in Murano for this chandelier was a special potash glass, it's harder and thus more difficult to work, has more shoulder and allows elongation. The optic quality is important for the beauty of the fixture lit, and unlit. Starting from the 90s cheap Lucite knock-outs were made industrially in Germany, USA and China. These can be found at a fraction of the cost. The lower refraction of Lucite shows more the outline of the hardware, the hot spot of the bulbs and has plastic feel. Glass curvati are the real thing.

Details

  • Creator
    Carlo Nason (Designer)
  • Attributed to
    Franco Luce (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Diameter: 23.63 in. (60 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1975
  • Condition
    Refinished. Rewired: Rewiring to meet customer's country code.
  • Seller Location
    Tavarnelle val di Pesa, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2568319008882

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    Ships From: Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Carlo Nason

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.

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