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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
$3,001
Styles
Materials
Pair of Scones by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of sconces by Stilnovo. Manufactured and designed in Italy circa 1950. Curved zig-zag brass frame supporting two frosted tulip glass fixtures. Frame has been painted in black. C...
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Pair of Scones by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Scones by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Scones by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Scones by Stilnovo
H 24 in. W 12 in. D 8 in.
Pair of Model 2045 Wall Lamps by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of Stilnovo sconces model 2045 with opaline glass shade and and brass frame.
Category

1950s Italian Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Model 2045 Wall Lamps by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Model 2045 Wall Lamps by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Model 2045 Wall Lamps by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Model 2045 Wall Lamps by Stilnovo
H 5.91 in. W 5.91 in. D 8.67 in.
Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo sconces iron metal, 1950, Italy.
Category

1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

  • Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
  • Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
  • Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
  • Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
H 17.72 in. W 18.12 in. D 15.75 in.
Stilnovo Perforated Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic steel perforated modern Stilnovo Sconces from Italy with acrylic yellow shades and lightly patinated brass details. Single E26 medium based socket per shade. Currently wired f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Stilnovo Perforated Sconces
  • Stilnovo Perforated Sconces
  • Stilnovo Perforated Sconces
  • Stilnovo Perforated Sconces
H 8 in. W 11 in. D 4 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. ...
Category

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.
Ceiling Lamp Stilnovo Design 1960 Glass Art
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Ceiling lamp Stilnovo design 1960 glass art.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Chrome

Three-Light Tripod Stilnovo Style Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic tripod floor lamp attributed to Stilnovo with three articulating creamy white shades, brass arms and base. Newly rewired.
Category

2010s Italian Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of sconces by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Brushed satin glass diffusers, brass. Custom brass backplate. Rewired for U.S. standards. We recommend one E14 cand...
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
H 9.25 in. W 4 in. D 3.25 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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