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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.

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Vintage Italian Stilnovo Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
1950s vintage Italian Stillovo chandelier with black lacquered metal structure, brass shade holder, and opaline glass shades.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Metal, Brass

  • Vintage Italian Stilnovo Chandelier
  • Vintage Italian Stilnovo Chandelier
  • Vintage Italian Stilnovo Chandelier
  • Vintage Italian Stilnovo Chandelier
H 37 in. W 17.7 in. D 17.7 in.
Gaetano Sciolari for Stilnovo Ceiling Lamp 'A5011'
By Stilnovo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gaetano Sciolari for Stilnovo, ceiling light model 'A5011', metal, brass, Italy, 1950 Elegant dynamic and modern pendant by Sciolari for Stilnovo. Adjustable in height due the cou...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Metal, Brass

Italian Brass Chandelier, in the Style of Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian brass chandelier, in the style of Stilnovo, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Vintage Stilnovo

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Brass

1950s Bruno Gatta Brass and Glass Chandelier for Stilnovo
By Bruno Gatta, Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Bruno Gatta brass and glass chandelier for Stilnovo. A quintessentially 1950s Italian design executed in three cascading matte finish opaline glass pendants with sculptural bra...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Brass

Two Flush Mount Ceiling Lights by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two flush mount ceiling lights by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Glass, painted metal. Wired for U.S. standards. We recommend one e27 60w maximum bulb per fixture. Bu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Metal

Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1970
By Stilnovo, Sabine Charoy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pivoting desk lamp by Sabine Charoy for Stilnovo, Italy 1970, white enameled metal and chrome, wired for US standards, two E12 sockets, max. wattage 60w each, bulbs provided as ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

  • Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1970
  • Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1970
  • Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1970
  • Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1970
H 18 in. W 18 in. D 12 in.
Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo Chandliers in Aluminum and Glass
By Bruno Gatta, Stilnovo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo, chandeliers, aluminum, glass, Italy, 1960s Admirable Italian chandeliers by Italian manufacturer Stilnovo and designed by Bruno Gatta. The graceful chand...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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Metal, Aluminum

Stilnovo Sconces Brass Glass, 1955, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo sconces brass glass 1955, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo

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Brass

  • Stilnovo Sconces Brass Glass, 1955, Italy
  • Stilnovo Sconces Brass Glass, 1955, Italy
  • Stilnovo Sconces Brass Glass, 1955, Italy
  • Stilnovo Sconces Brass Glass, 1955, Italy
H 9.85 in. W 8.27 in. D 9.85 in.
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