20th Century Italian Pair of Alfa Glass Table Lamps by Artemide & Sergio Mazza
A vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of table lamps, model Alfa are made of hand blown Murano glass, designed by Sergio Mazza and produced by Artemide, in good condition. The slightly smoked round shades of the desk lights are enhanced by a brass ring with a polished knob, featuring a two light socket. The base is made of hand crafted polished Rosewood. The wires have been renewed. Circa 1959 - 1960, Pregnana Milanese, Italy.
Base: 1.5" H x 5.5" diameter
Shade: 5.75" x 13.75" diameter
Sergio Mazza is an Italian designer, born in 1931, in Milan, Italy. In 1955, Mazza opened his own business and since 1961 he stared working with G. Gramigna in the Smc study.
Artemide is an Italian design-oriented manufacturer, founded in 1960 in Pregnana Milanese, Italy by the Italian engineer Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza. The company Artemide is well-known for their excellent design, for example the Tizio desk lamp designed by the German industrial designer Richard Sapper. Many well-known designers and architects have worked together with the company, such as the Swiss architect Mario Botta, the English architect Sir Norman Foster any many others. Artemide has won the Compasso d’Oro award for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the European Design Prize in 1997. Artemide lamps are in permanent museum collections.
Ernesto Gismondi is an Italian engineer born in 1931 in Sanremo, Italy. In 1957, Gismondi graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic and in 1959 he gained a degree in Missile Engineering at the Professional School of Engineering in Rome. Later on, in 1960, he and Sergio Mazza founded their own company Artemide S.a.s. Over the years, the Artemide Group expanded internationally, making it one of the main players in the design lighting sector.
Material: Wood, Glass, Metal
Details: Polished Brass, Polished Rosewood, Smoked Murano Glass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 18.5" H