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A MIDCENTURY ITALIAN STANDARD LAMP AFTER STILNOVO

2,450.00
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A MIDCENTURY ITALIAN STANDARD LAMP AFTER STILNOVO

2,450.00

Italy, circa 1950

A mid 20th century Italian standard lamp after Stilnovo, with cantilever brass arm and adjustable red enamel disc form shade, with black enamel stem and all supported on a circular white marble base.

Stilnovo is an Itlaian lighting designer and manufacturer, orginially founded by designer Bruno Gatta in 1946 in Lainate, an industrial suburb of Milan. Gatta chose to design functional lighting with simple forms due to the post World War II landscape, in which Italy was focussing on rebuilding their country under conditions of scarcity.

During the postwar era, Gaetano Sciolari took on the role of in-house designer. As economic recovery swept through Italy, Stilnovo became known as a prestigious and cutting-edge brand for both public and private spaces.

In the mid-1960s, Bruno’s son, Dino Gatta, invited some of the best designers of the day to develop new products alongside them, and Stilnovo became a hotbed of progressive design ideas and a centre for material experimentation. Designers included Danilo & Corrado Aroldi, Joe Colombo, Cini Boeri, De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi, and Ettore Sottsass. Many Stillnovo pieces were exhibited in MoMA’s landmark Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibition in 1972.

The company still functions today under the direction of Massimo Anselmi, an art director from the worlds of fashion design and contemporary art, who acquired Stilnovo in 2012.

Height of stem 145.00cm

Length of adjustable arm 120.00cm

Diameter of base 29.00cm

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Italy, circa 1950

A mid 20th century Italian standard lamp after Stilnovo, with cantilever brass arm and adjustable red enamel disc form shade, with black enamel stem and all supported on a circular white marble base.

Stilnovo is an Itlaian lighting designer and manufacturer, orginially founded by designer Bruno Gatta in 1946 in Lainate, an industrial suburb of Milan. Gatta chose to design functional lighting with simple forms due to the post World War II landscape, in which Italy was focussing on rebuilding their country under conditions of scarcity.

During the postwar era, Gaetano Sciolari took on the role of in-house designer. As economic recovery swept through Italy, Stilnovo became known as a prestigious and cutting-edge brand for both public and private spaces.

In the mid-1960s, Bruno’s son, Dino Gatta, invited some of the best designers of the day to develop new products alongside them, and Stilnovo became a hotbed of progressive design ideas and a centre for material experimentation. Designers included Danilo & Corrado Aroldi, Joe Colombo, Cini Boeri, De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi, and Ettore Sottsass. Many Stillnovo pieces were exhibited in MoMA’s landmark Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibition in 1972.

The company still functions today under the direction of Massimo Anselmi, an art director from the worlds of fashion design and contemporary art, who acquired Stilnovo in 2012.

Height of stem 145.00cm

Length of adjustable arm 120.00cm

Diameter of base 29.00cm