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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.

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Creator: Stilnovo
Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1960s. An opal glass orb is nested onto a brass fixture stem. Brass has been aged throughout. Custom backpl...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Opal, Brass

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...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Steel

Stilnovo Floor Lamp Iron Brass Marbre Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo floor lamp iron brass marbre opaline glass, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Adjustable Stilnovo Floor Lamp 'Model 4060', ca. 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant and minimalistic adjustable floor lamp by Stilnovo/ Italy, ca. 1955. Chromed metal construction, original coat of lacquer. Stilnovo is an Italian company founded in Milan...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

Rare Large Twelve Arms Brass Chandelier Whit Opaline Glass of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Rovereta, SM
Rare large twelve arms brass chandelier whit opaline glass of Stilnovo.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Adjustable Stilnovo Bedside Wall Lamps in Lacquered Yellow
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of mid-century adjustable Stilnovo bedside wall lamps in lacquered yellow.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Stilnovo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Stilnovo Sconces. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1960s. Brass hairpin armature holds etched opal vase like glass diffusers known by Stilnovo designs. We recomm...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Opal, Brass

Three-Light Tripod Stilnovo Style Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Fantastic tripod floor lamp attributed to Stilnovo with three articulating creamy white shades, brass arms and base. Newly rewired.
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2010s Italian Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

2 Stilnovo Glass Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2 Elegant handblown glass pendants by Stilnovo. E-26 lightbulb provided with order. Adjustable drop: 40"
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo sconces iron metal, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Ceiling Pendant model 2083
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo ceiling pendant. Model 2083. Hand blown glass, brass. Stilnovo label.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Brass and Glass Desk Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Stamford, CT
A lamp produced by Stilnovo, brass shade on a conical brass central shaft rising from a round piece of 3/4" glass base, circa 1950.
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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

Stilnovo Ceiling Lamp in Brass, Metal and Opaline Glass, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Graceful 1950's Stilnovo ceiling lamp in metal, brass and opaline glass. Great use of colours: The shiny black of the metal and gold of the brass really jump out in this classic piec...
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1950s Italian Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Fabulous Original Stil Novo Ceiling Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Beautiful, iconic and original Italian Stil Novo ceiling lighting, which appears in pure retro style and aesthetics. Made with a solid and beautifully patinated brass frame, black pa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

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

Ceiling Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling Light by Stilnovo. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1950s. A visually striking chandelier with multi-armed rods darting through a centered brass ball. Each arm e...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Opal, Brass, Steel

Suspension Ceiling Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Suspension ceiling light by Stilnovo. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1960s. A trio of bentwood armatures hoists three large blown opal glass bodies. The main glass sha...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Opal, Brass

1960's Italian Mid-Century Stilnovo Desk Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Paris, FR
A beautiful 20th-century vintage table or desk lamp composed of an aluminum shade, a black lacquered steel base, and a slender brass stem. This light rotates at the shade and stem an...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Mid Century Modern Illuminated Mirror in Anodised Aluminium by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
Well sized mirror in anodised fretwork aluminium frame by Stilnovo. The mirror is held in place by clips and set forward so that the light escapes around the edges which provides a p...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum

Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare pair of sconces model 2108 designed and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy 1960. These lamps have a polished aluminium tubular structure with perspex diffuser shades in green ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Wall Lamp Potence Counterweight by Stilnovo. Italy, 1970s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern wall light lamp sconce potence or wall-mounted adjustable pendant lightning ceiling with counterweight, telescopic (adjustable) arm that swivels 180 degrees in bla...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

Two Mid-Century "1940" Modern flush mounts by Fontana Arte, Italy circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid Century Modern square flush mounts, manufactured by Fontana Arte in lacquered metal, brass and pressed glass. Pictured in Fontana Arte catalogues as model "1940" There are 2 av...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern 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...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Prism Lens Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A flush mount fixture with an extruded prism glass lens and black frame.
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Glass

Stilnovo Wall Light Brass and Red Glass, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Rijssen, NL
Playful bright red wall lights, made by Stilnovo in Italy, Europe, around 1960. The wall lights are made of a brass frame holding the red glass. When the lights are on, they give a w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

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

Mid-Century Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An elegant Stilnovo table lamp. Brass, marble and enameled metal-two shades. Excellent vintage condition.
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Stilnovo Pendant Lights with Opaline Glass, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Gorgeous pair of two pendant lights with stunning opaline glass Made in Italy by Stilnovo. The pendants are fixed with steel cable (new) and original ceiling rose in dark brass to t...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Metal

Stilnovo Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of hanging pendants by Stilnovo. Brushed nickel and black-painted metal cylinders with conical frosted glass shades. Adjustable length and priced as a pair.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

Italian Vintage Design Chandelier White Brass from Stilnovo 1960 Mid-Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Massive cluster chandelier designed by Stilnovo with a diameter of 130 cm. Italian mid-century at its finest ! Its Minimalistic shape make it great for any midcentury or modern int...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pendant Lamp Model 4103 Signed
By Stilnovo, Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi
Located in Munich, DE
This pendant lamp for Stilnovo was designed by De Pas, D Urbino and Lomazzi in 1971. This lamp was never in use and comes with the original box.
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

Stilnovo Desk or Table Lamp in Brass and Opaque Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Stilnovo, desk lamp or table lamp, model 'D4639', brass, opaque glass, Italy, 1950s. A rare Stilnovo executive desk or table lamp, designed in the 1950s. The static and refined l...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Sconce Brass Metal Glass 1950 Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo sconce.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Pendant, Glass and Perspex, Stilnovo, 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Playful pendant made of opaline glass and colored perspex in pink and yellow. Mounting made of brass. Labeled 'Stilnovo'.   
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Suspension Pendant by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Suspension pendant by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy circa 1960s. Brushed satin glass diffuser, brass hardware, original brass canopy with custom brass ceiling plate. Rewired for US...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Yellow Glass Pendant, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Classic Stilnovo pendant with yellow glass diffuser from the 1950s. The hardware is tubular brass with perforated black lacquered aluminum details. Fine original condition with some ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

1950 Stilnovo Lamp Italian Design Flush Mount
By Stilnovo
Located in Brescia, IT
White frosted glass shade and enamel metal frame. Excellent condiction Yellow Stilnovo label Perfect working order.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

Stilnovo, Adjustable Table Lamp, Red Lacquer Metal, Brass, Acrylic, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare Minimalist table or desk lamp. Produced by Stilnovo, Milan, Italy, 1950s. Other designers of the period include Max Ingrand, Gino Sarfatti, Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Walllamp, Italy 1950s Metal, Brass, Perspex
By Stilnovo
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Wall lamp designed and made by Stilnovo, Italy, 1955. Modernist wall lamp with black lacquered arm, an off white lacquered shade, green plexiglass diffuser and brass details. This la...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Flushmount Ceiling Lights by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Priced and sold individually. Two flushmount ceiling lights by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1960s. Brass hardware, enameled aluminum, opaline glass diffusers. Wired for U.S...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Pendant lamp 1187 Gaetano Scolari for Stilnovo, Italy 1953
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo
Located in Brussels , BE
Pendant lamp 1187 Gaetano Scolari for Stilnovo, Italy 1953. Stilnovo label present Blown opal glass with metal wire and golden brass. Opaline: Diameter 53, Height 26 tota...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp in Glass and Fabric by Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Extraordinary mid-century Italian design piece. Structure lamp in black glass and brass, the lampshade in fabric. Stilnovo manufacture, logo is present on the plug. Height with...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Rare Table or Wall Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare table or wall light by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Brass base, enameled metal shade. Can be mounted on wall or used as a table lamp. Original cord. Takes one E...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Metal

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 Hanging Lamp, 1959
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary hanging lamp from Stilnovo. It was made in Italy in 1959, the period when Stilnovo was forming a revolutionized look. This lamp stands out because of its graduated ...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Copper

Stilnovo Yellow Glass Pendant Lamp Glass, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo yellow glass pendant lamp glass, circa 1950 Beautiful Italian pendant light with a yellow glass shade and a white opal glass down light shade. Aluminum and steel hardware...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Don Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, Designed in 1977, Stilnovo, Italy
By Stilnovo, Ettore Sottsass
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Don table lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1977. The lamp was manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy, and has a manufacturer’s label. Consisting of a heavy cubical emerald green bas...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Enamel, Metal

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

Materials

Brass

Ceiling Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling light by Stilnovo. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1950s. Three cascading dishes hang on a shallow drop from the ceiling. Each dish is comprised of a beautifull...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Steel

Stilnovo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of two-arm sconces, model 2079 by Stilnovo. Great forms of black painted and polished brass. Acid-etched, white glass reflectors with pale blue, frosted-glass shades. Each scon...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Stilnovo Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Iconic pendant by Stilnovo. 6 Lights, brass arms and canopy, original opaline glass balls. Excellent condition, beautiful brass patina.
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

20th Century White Italian Leather Table Lamp, Brass Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian small desk lamp or table lamp made of lacquered metal and brass with a white adjustable oval lamp shade, featuring a one light socket. Produced b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Suspension or Pendant Light Model 1104 , Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Original Stilnovo suspension or pendant light model 1104 with opaque satin glass diffuser, enameled metal, original brass canopy with matching custom ceiling plate. The opaque glass ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Italian Lampiatta Chandelier by De Pas, D'urbino and Lomazzi for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Stilnovo, Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern green metal Lampiatta chandelier by the trio studios De Pas, D'Urbino and Lomazzi for Stilnovo, 1970s Lampiatta model chandelier, with green metal structure on the out...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

1950s Set of Two Iconic Mid-Century Modern Zig Zag Sconces By Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A pair of high quality zig zag wall sconces designed and manufactured in Italy in the 1950s by Stilnovo, brass it's in original patina, original white glass diffusors are in good con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Iron

"Caleidoscopio" Table Lamp by Giorgio Longoni for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Caleidoscopio Table Lamp by Giorgio Longoni for Stilnovo in Italy, 1968. Internal pieces of acrylic rotate to create various lighting effects. Made of metal and green, blue and...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal

Adjustable Wall Light, Attributed to Stilnovo, Made in the 1950s in Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, Austria
This small adjustable wall light consists of a lacquered aluminium shade. Mounted on a brass still and base plate. The electrical wiring has been renewed.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum

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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