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Stilnovo

Italian

Though Bruno Gatta (1904–76) founded Stilnovo way back in 1946, it is still one of the most instantly recognizable names in lighting. Gatta began his business in Milan, and, like many European creatives designing furniture and decor in the wake of World War II, Stilnovo leaned toward the new wave of mass-market and streamlined styles. In fact, Stilnovo loosely translates to “new style” in Italian, and vintage Stilnovo lighting has endured as a practical choice for those looking to bring innovative and forward-thinking design into their homes.

Soon after Stilnovo was established, Gatta’s lighting fixtures were applauded throughout Europe for their novel industrial materials as well as their unique yet functional shapes. Italy in the 1950s was forming a completely revolutionized look, and Bruno Gatta and Stilnovo’s head designer, Angelo Gaetano Sciolari, helped shape it. When the 1960s arrived, Stilnovo was experiencing such a boom that the company opened a new production plant in Lainate. One of the brand’s most famous pieces, Giovanni Luigi Gorgoni’s quirky 1965 Buonanotte spherical table lamp, became a best seller.

Gatta partnered with some of the most well-known names in design, including Ettore Sottsass, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Joe Colombo and Gae Aulenti. Sottsass’s pieces for Stilnovo, including the 1977 Valigia four-legged table lamp, the 1968 Lampros chandelier and Manifesto ceiling light, and the Castiglionis’ 1957 Saliscendi pendant light fixtures are some of the brand’s most recognizable to date. In 1978, De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi designed the Fante lamp with an adjustable reflector that playfully recalls a broad-brimmed hat.

Stilnovo’s designs, including Danilo and Corrado Aroldi’s flexible Periscope table lamp, were featured in the 1972 exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” at the Museum of Modern Art. While Stilnovo continued to operate with new designer collaborations after Gatta’s death, it closed its doors in 1988. Italian art director Massimo Anselmi acquired the company in 2012 and rereleased several of Stilnovo’s most celebrated pieces. Then in 2019, lighting giant Linea Light Group purchased Stilnovo and relaunched its classic designs with contemporary touches like LED lighting systems.

Find vintage Stilnovo chandeliers and pendants, wall lights, floor lamps and other fixtures and furniture on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$3,058
Styles
Materials
Flush Mount by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flush mount by Stilnovo. Designed and manufactured circa the 1950s. White opal glass is carried by an aged brass column. Rewired for US standards. Holds one E27 socket. Recommended 4...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

  • Flush Mount by Stilnovo
  • Flush Mount by Stilnovo
  • Flush Mount by Stilnovo
  • Flush Mount by Stilnovo
H 15.75 in. Dm 12.5 in.
Stilnovo Pendant Chandelier Lamp Black Opal Glass, Mid-Century Modern, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo pear-shaped ball suspension lamp with 3 shades Italy, circa 1950 Wonderful and rare example of a nest of Mid Century ceiling fixtures in original condition. Beautiful penda...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Mid-century Stilnovo Opal Glass, Brass and Metal Italian Sconces, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Pair of mid-century stilnovo opal glass, brass and metal sconces. Stilnovo designed this fantastic game was designed in Italy during the 1950s. This set is wonderful because of so...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pearl White Red Globe Sconces, Mid Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo pearl white red globe pendant lamp, circa 1965 Beautiful vintage Italian wall lamps, aluminium sheet, enameled pearly white and red with a visor effect once illuminated. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum

Stilnovo Diabolo Sconce Black and White Italy 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful diabolo shaped sconce attributed by Stilnovo, Italy 1950. The lamp has an original patinated brass arm and black and white metal shades. It gives light up and down and can ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier from Satinized Glass and Brass Orbit, Italy, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Chandelier from satinized glass and brass Italy, mid century 25" chandelier with 6 tubular shades from opaline form glass. It's a beautiful piece that has the enchanting lightnes...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of sconces manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, circa 1950s. Polished brass, enameled metal, perspex (acrylic). Rewired for US junction boxes. Maintains original manufacturer...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
H 13.5 in. W 16.25 in. D 7 in.
Single Sconce by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single sconce by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Rewired for US junction boxes. Light takes one E27 75w maximum bulb. PLEASE NOTE ONLY ONE SINGLE SCONCE IS AVAILABLE. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

  • Single Sconce by Stilnovo
  • Single Sconce by Stilnovo
  • Single Sconce by Stilnovo
  • Single Sconce by Stilnovo
H 7 in. W 6 in. D 10 in.
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Stilnovo furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Stilnovo furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Stilnovo furniture there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. 765 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Stilnovo were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Gaetano Sciolari, Venini and Barovier & Toso if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Stilnovo furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $208 and tops out at $53,500, while pieces like these can sell for $3,775.

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