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Stilnovo Furniture

Italian

Though Bruno Gatta founded Stilnovo way back in 1946, it is still one of the most instantly recognizable names in lighting. Gatta (1904–76) began his business in Milan, and, like many European creatives designing furniture and decor in the wake of World War II, he leaned toward the new wave of mass-market and streamlined styles. In fact, Stilnovo loosely translates to “new style” in Italian, and vintage Stilnovo chandeliers, floor lamps and other lighting have 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 during the mid-20th century was completely revolutionary, and Bruno Gatta and Stilnovo’s head designer, Angelo Gaetano Sciolari, helped shape the era.

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, table lamps and other fixtures and furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Stilnovo
Dealer: Gustavo Olivieri 20th Century
Yellow Stilnovo Peforated Metal Cone Wall Lights, PAIR (2 pairs available)
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
We offer here very FUN Stilnovo vintafe perforated cone wall lights in original vivid yellow. Brass wall mount and curved arms hold these yellow metal cones that are each double ligh...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass, Metal

Extremely Rare Stilnovo Articulating Globe 18-Light Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Made up of 18 articulating orbs in white and chrome, they hand from 18 black thread cables and original canopy. This is a RARE Stilnovo chandelier! Many of the orbs retain original S...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Metal, Chrome

Early Stilnovo Double-Cone Floor Lamp (Original Label)
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is ALL ORIGINAL labelled Stilnovo early manufactured floor lamp with double diffusers. Red cone and white acrylic and bronze base - VERY modern and geometric. This is a rare p...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Pair of Brass and Enamel Stilnovo Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo wall sconces in high polished brass and off-white arrow-shaped enamel details. Each sconce has two frosted glass diffusers with two sockets. Watta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Stilnovo Italian Red Mid-Century Cone Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Fabulous original Italian designer floor lamp with all working parts in great shape. Vivid RED cone and handle, brass with aged patina and Carrara marble disc base.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Marble, Enamel, Bronze, Metal, Brass

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Stilnovo Italian Mid-Century Modern Design Brass Metal Wall Lights 1960s
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Floor Lamp by Stilnovo
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Stilnovo Adjustable Floor Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Exclusive red faux leather covered Stilnovo adjustable floor lamp, Italy 1950s Adjustable shade extending to 97 cm max when wide open.   
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Pair of wall lights in solid brass, lacquered metal, Stilnovo, Italy, circa 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of wall sconces in solid brass and lacquered sheet metal, Italy circa 1960. Three deep round cups, cream lacquered on the outside and white on the inside, each conceal an electr...
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Monumental 1950s 12-Globe Glass & Metal Chandelier for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Rovereta, SM
Monumental 1950s 12-Globe Glass & Metal Chandelier for Stilnovo. Executed in 12 opaline glass globes, brass and black enameled metal. An iconic Italian light sculpture of impress...
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Pair of Italian Modernist Brass Sconces by Stilnovo
By Gio Ponti, Stilnovo, Tommi Parzinger, Gino Sarfatti, Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of Italian Modernist brass sconces by Stilnovo. This handsome pair of Italian modern 5 light brass tubular sconces have been newly wired wi...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Pair of Brass Wall Light, Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Great Italian wall lights in the style of Stilnovo. Excellent condition.
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2010s Italian Modern Stilnovo Furniture

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Pair of Adjustable Italian Wall Lights / Sconces 1950 Brass Black White Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Superb pair of Italian design wall lights from the 1950s in the minimalist style of Stilnovo. Amazing combination with the minimalist brass frame & black/white metal shades ! The po...
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Stilnovo Attributed Mid-Century Modern Italian Floor Lamp Glass Brass White 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Stilnovo attributed Mid-Century Modern Italian floor lamp glass brass white black color.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo style wall lights, circa 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo style wall lights Made in Italy in 1960s. Opalescent glass, nickel plated brass. One medium socket each. Complimentary US rewiring upon request. Price is for 1 sconce. Only ...
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Pair of Italian Vintage White Glass and Brass Stilnovo Wall Lights Sconces 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
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Previously Available Items
Stilnovo Floor Lamp with Vistosi Murano Glass Shades
By Vistosi, Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Very Italian floor lamp by Stilnovo with vibrant yellow and red over-sized conical difusers made by Vistosi Murano glass makers (brass rings, brass cones and marble base).
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo Multi-Colored Eight Arm Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
In wonderful restored condition, this brass eight arm frame leads to eight multicolored diffusers. Beautiful lighting option for any decor.
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1960s Italian Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage Tall Italian Tray Floor Lamp Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Two side bulbs and an up light (total of three lights) on polished brass tall floor lamp. Enamel and glass floating disc trays. Shade not included.  
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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A Pair of Stunning White Double Cone Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
This wonderfully restored (brass polished and cones repainted and rewired) cone sconce lights from below and above.
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1960s Italian Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo Six Light Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
By Stilnovo. Green, white glass and brass six lights chandelier with wonderful green trim and 6 opaque glass cups. Each has a metal tip on it's base.
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Stilnovo furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Stilnovo furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Stilnovo furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 990 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 27 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Stilnovo were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Barovier&Toso, Gaetano Sciolari, and Carlo Nason. Prices for Stilnovo furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $251 and can go as high as $32,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,460.

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