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Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

Italian, 1927-1994

The work of celebrated mid-century Italian lighting designer and entrepreneur Angelo Gaetano Sciolari became widely popular in the United States during the postwar years and strongly influenced lighting makers around the world. The sculptural forms and striking geometric details of his vintage floor lamps, chandeliers and other fixtures fit seamlessly into the mid-century modern and Hollywood Regency interiors of the day.

Sciolari formally studied architecture but also pursued filmmaking for a short period. When his father passed away in 1949, Sciolari took the reins at his family's company, Sciolari Lighting, which had been in business in Rome since 1892. The manufacturer expanded considerably under Gaetano’s leadership. For one, pioneering American lighting company Lightolier, in New York City, began to import the Italian brand’s lighting for the U.S. market, and Lightolier’s star designer, Gerald Thurston, was significantly influenced by Gaetano’s work. In the 1970s, Americans looking to add provocative fixtures created by Gaetano Sciolari to their living rooms could find them in Lightolier catalogs.

Sciolari initially crafted lamps and sconces that bore the hallmarks of traditional Italian design. But during the 1950s, when he would become the in-house designer for legendary Milan lighting manufacturer Stilnovo — one of the leaders of Italian postwar design — he created revolutionary fixtures that endured as his best-known work.

Sciolari drew on a range of influences — enthusiasts see the imprint of Art Deco, brutalism and more in his lighting — and designed futuristic Space Age chandeliers, ceiling lamps and pendants for Stilnovo as well as Stilkronen and S.A. Boulanger that defied the conventions of the time. A dizzying array of materials and finishes characterizes the designer’s work, while geometry is pronounced in each sculptural fixture — there are blown opal glass spheres, polished chrome tubes and brass square bulb holders. These combinations were critical to the development of dazzling lighting that proves eye-catching in any space decades later.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Angelo Gaetano Sciolari lighting today.

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Creator: Gaetano Sciolari
Gaetano Sciolari Iridescent and Gold Plated Standing Lamp
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A Gaetano Sciolari iridescent and gold plated standing lamp. The 'wings' of the standing lamp emanate from a central gold plated stem, with iridescent glass rods inserted into indivi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Gold Plate

Gaetano Sciolari Stilnovo Floor Lamp, Italy, 1954
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice modernist floor lamp designed by Gaetano Sciolari and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy, 1954. This floor lamp has a weighted base, black painted. The shade has a white center par...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Metal

Gaetano Sciolari Italian Modern Chrome Floor Lamp whit 4 Arms
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Verviers, BE
Beautiful floor lamp in chrome by Gaetano Sciolari The original floor switch allows the lamps to illuminate. Every component passed by our strict internal quality control processes...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Chrome Sciolari Floor Lamp, 1970s , Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid-Century Modern chrome 'trumpet' floo rlamp with white glass globes. The lamp was designed by Gaetano Sciolari. Beautiful tulip shaped base. This lamp emits a warm light...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Floor Lamp Futura Metal Chrome by Sciolari, Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare sculptural floor lamp model Futura in metal chrome by Sciolari. Famous design like Reggiani, Targetti Sankey, Willy Rizzo.
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Cubic Floor Lamp, 1970, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Munster, NRW
Iconic late Mid-Century Modern cubic model by Gaetano Sciolari, in an unusual floor lamp version, an Italian design from the 1970s.
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

A 'Model 4013' Floor Lamp By Gaetano Sciolari For Stilnovo, Italy, c.1960
By Stilnovo, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A stunning floor lamp by Gaetano Sciolari made by Stilnovo of Italy around the 1960s. Sciolari was at the forefront of design in that period. It is hard to overstate how futuristic h...
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20th Century Italian Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Marble, Brass

Exquisite Floor Lamp by Palwa, Germany, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Enchanting illuminated crystal flower and brass floor lamp by Palwa. Very glamorous and large flower floor lamp with hundreds of crystals in different sizes. Gold plated brass stun...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Crystal, Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Floorlamp Chrome Plated and Brushed Aluminium with Murano Glass
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Elegant Mid-century floor lamp designed by Gaetano Sciolari for Sciolari, 1960-70s. This is an extremely rare object, for true connoisseurs and not to be missed. It is the largest ve...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Aluminum, Chrome

Floor Lamp Three Lights Design Gaetano Sciolari, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in taranto, IT
Original floor lamp from the 70s, production attributed to gaetano sciolari , entirely made in anodized aluminum color bronze with three diffusers in worked polycarbonate It measu...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Vintage Modernist Chrome Floor Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Modernist design chrome floor lamp designed by Gaetano Sciolari. Beautiful, timeless design. Notice the fact the arms grow apart, like a bouquet of flowers. Original foot sw...
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Vintage Floor Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari for Stilkronen, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilkronen
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Modernist design chrome floor lamp designed by Gaetano Sciolari. Beautiful, timeless design. Notice the fact the arms grow apart, like a bouquet of flowers. Original foot sw...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Sciolari Chrome Floor Lamp--1960s, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Scolari Chrome Floor Lamp 1960s Italy.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Sciolari Trumpet Three Opal Globes Floor-lamp, 1970s, Italy
By S.A. Boulanger, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern Floor lamp with three milk glass globes and chrome base designed by Gaetano Sciolari 1970s, Italy. The floor lamp create a warm light and has a timeless design. In...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Previous Unknown and Most Likely Unique No.4075 Floor Lamp
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo
Located in Munich, DE
Previous unknown version of stilnovo´s famous lamp. normally the lamp has round tubes and a round lamp holder under the glass shade. most of the lamps are made for brass. this one is...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Nickel

Very Rare Mid Century Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Praha, CZ
- rare type - very nice style of lighting.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Gaetano Sciolari Tubular Floor Lamp, 1970's
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Lisboa, 11
This floor lamp was designed by Gaetano Sciolari and produced in Italy, during the 1970s. It features eight lights at different heights and positions (8 x E14 bulbs) in the ends of t...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Vintage Floor Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Floor is an original design lamp realized by Gaetano Sciolari in the 1970s. Chromed Steel, adjustable arms and lights. Can be rewired/plugged for US. Angelo Gaetano...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Steel

Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier Brass and Glass Rods Floor Lamp
By Lightolier, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Hingham, MA
Dazzling floor lamp by Gaetano Sciolari for Lightolier in brass with multiple glass rods. Illumination comes both from a single socket above for standard size Edison screw cap bu...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Brass

Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamp, 1970's
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Lisboa, 11
This floor lamp was designed by Gaetano Sciolari and produced in Italy, during the 1970s. It features four lights at different heights and positions (4 x E14 bulbs). The lamp is made...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Sciolari Italian Midcentury Standing Floor Lamp ,1970's
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Firenze, IT
Midcentury Italian chrome metal floor lamp. Original shade from the period. Melted signature ‘Sciolari’ on the metal. Three bulbs.  
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Metal

Gaetano Sciolari Polished Nickel Floor Lamp
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A Gaetano Sciolari polished nickel floor lamp. Italy, circa 1960. Featuring three (3) white glass sphere shades and a marble base. Wired for USA; takes three (3) standard US b...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Marble, Nickel

Italian Gaetano Sciolari Brass Floor Lamp
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in London, GB
A tall brass floor lamp by Italian lighting designer Gaetano Sciolari. Stamped and marked at base, with 4 separate light fittings. Can be re- wired for any country, has an original s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Steel Floor Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari for Sciolari, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in taranto, IT
A floor lamp, 1970s, original production Sciolari, made of curved steel sheets on four sides the lamp was found in a closed store, is still equipped with its original tag, retains...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Steel

Gaetano Sciolari Sputnik Floor Lamp, 1970's
By Gaetano Sciolari, Sciolari Lighting
Located in Lisboa, 11
This floor lamp was designed by Gaetano Sciolari and produced by Sciolari Illuminazione Arlum Srl in the 1970s. It features six lights at different heights and positions. The lamp is...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of 1960s Sciolari Brass and Glass Rod Floor Lamps
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 1960s Sciolari brass and glass rod floor lamps. Brass will need re-plating and shades need repairing. Dimensions: 11.25 W x 11.25 D x 56 T (top of harp) 57 T (top of shad...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Floor Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari, Murano Glass, Italy, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Praha, CZ
- Italy, 1970s - Design: Gaetano Sciolari - Very good original condition with patina.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Brass

Floor Lamp Sciolari Design Italian 1970s Chrome Minimalist Sculptural Design
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Floor lamp Sciolari design Italian, 1970s, chrome Minimalist sculptural design.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Chrome

Rare Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamp, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare Gaetano Sciolari floor lamp manufactured in Italy in 1970s. Brass and Murano glass in very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Bronzed Sciolari Floor Lamp Aluminum Italian Design Minimal Form 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Bronzed Sciolari floor lamp aluminum Italian design minimal form 1970s.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Gaetano Sciolari Rare Floor Lamp 'SIGNED'
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in East Hampton, NY
This extremely rare and heavy polished stainless steel floor-lamp features four Lucite diffusers with a total of 8 bulbs (top bulbs covered by shade). Over sized shade included (25 i...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Gaetano Sciolari "Orgue" Floor Lamp, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Paris, France
Gaetano Sciolari (1927–1994) Orgue floor lamp, circa 1970. Brushed aluminum, with nine light tubes Measures: 47 1/4 in. (120 cm.) high.
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1970s Italian Vintage Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

Rare Stilnovo Floor Lamp by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1954
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Den Haag, NL
Rare Stilnovo floor lamp by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy, 1954. Typical minimalistic modernist Stilnovo lamp with a black and white lacquered aluminium shade, simple in vorm less is more....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gaetano Sciolari Floor Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Gaetano Sciolari floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs

The Gaetano Sciolari floor lamps are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Gaetano Sciolari floor lamps there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 26 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original floor lamps by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Italy during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider floor lamps by Vico Magistretti, Gianfranco Frattini and Ernesto Gismondi. The prices for Gaetano Sciolari floor lamps can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $620 and tops out at $6,800, while pieces like these can sell for $2,245 on average.

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