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Pair of Large Italian Radical Design /Mid-century White Murano Glass Table Lamps

$5,990per set

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Rare pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern mold blown white Murano milk glass table lamps by Carlo Nason. The lamps are space age in concept and design and function both practically and as light sculptures with both lower and upper levels illuminating separately. Each piece of glass is mold blown of white Murano Glass and united by a central steel band. The lamps symbolize the Italian Radical Design movement of the 1965-1975 period with it's emphasis on alternative lifestyles and a utopian vision. References: Stilnovo, Fontana Arte, Arredoluce, Gio Ponti, Angelo Lelli, Max Ingrand.

Details

  • Creator
    Carlo Nason (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Diameter: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1970
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: MZ411stDibs: LU793514161892

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    Ships From: Englewood, NJ
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 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.

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