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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: Le Lampade
Brass Desk or Table Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Brass table lamp by Stilnovo. Centre brass column mounted on 3/4" beveled glass base holding an adjustable round brass shade. Beautiful brass patina.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Brass/Black Enameled Wall Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Midcentury wall light/sconce by Stilnovo featuring brass wall plate and extended arm in black enamel with black enameled shade. Switch is on wall plate. Articulating arm and light sh...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of Italian Wall Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Pair of Italian wall light by Stilnovo Ten polished brass light stems radiating from a matte brass semi-circular center with additional brass "spears".
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Brass Desk or Table Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Brass table lamp by Stilnovo. Centre brass column mounted on 3/4" beveled glass base holding an adjustable round brass shade. Beautiful brass patina.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Adjustable Torchere
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stilnovo brass floor lamp torchere from the 1950s, all original parts, with enameled over-scaled up shade, mounted on three brass feet. This ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Magnificent Italian Torchere by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Futuristic oval shaped frosted glass fits at the top of a black enameled pole, the oval glass is surrounded by an orange enameled band and is topped with a brass finial detail. Pole ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Marble, Brass

Magnificent Italian Torchere by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Futuristic oval shaped frosted glass fits at the top of a black enameled pole, the oval glass is surrounded by an orange enameled band and is topped with a brass finial detail. Pole ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Marble, Brass

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Sculpture Italian Modern Table Lamp Brass and Metal, Stilnovo Style
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Pair of Tall Stilnovo Glass Brass Two-Arm Wall Sconces, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
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Molto Table Lamp or Reading Lamp in Brass and Enameled Mesh, Blueprint Lighting
By Mathieu Matégot, Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo
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Pair of Italian Adjustable Wall Light "Perla" Beige Modern Brass Cream
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1 of 6 Italian Modern Design Wall Light Sconces Stilnovo Style Ivory White Brass
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
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Materials

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Spider Wall Light, Two Arms, Brass and Lacquered Metal, Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
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Materials

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"Alberello" Floor Lamp - Stilnovo - Italy - 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Iconic floor lamp, an undisputed symbol of the Stilnovo company's production in the 1950s. Six slender stems anchored to a central brass ring hold as many opal glass spheres, three ...
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8 Wall Lights by Bruno Gatta for Stilnovo, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo, Bruno Gatta
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Previously Available Items
Italian Articulated Floor Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

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Counter-Weight Wall Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

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Pair of Adjustable Stilnovo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Classic 1950s sconce design by Stilnovo, with brass mounts and adjustable molded beige shades. Made in Italy.
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Stilnovo Desk Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Streamlined vintage desk lamp (stamped Stilnovo) with walnut base and details and stainless steel, circa 1955.
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Stilnovo Desk Lamp
Stilnovo Desk Lamp
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Stilnovo Three-Light/Globe Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo Adjustable Torchere
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stilnovo brass floor lamp torchere from the 1950s, all original parts, with enameled over-scaled up shade, mounted on three brass feet. This ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo Three-Arm Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Stilnovo three-arm pendant. Three black round shades connected to a brass stem.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

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Pair of Stilnovo Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Sculpted brass back plates hold the articulating arms which connect to the adjustable black enamel shades. Shades can be adjusted to focus light up or down. All original.       
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Pair of Stilnovo Wall Sconces
Pair of Stilnovo Wall Sconces
H 6 in W 3 in D 6 in
Stilnovo Large Articulating Wall Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Fully articulating Stilnovo wall light, produced in brass with original shade. This entire piece is original and un-restored. Shade could be re-enameled.  
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Desk or Table Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Graceful desk or table lamp by Italian manufacturer Stilnovo in the mid-1950s. Brass tube secured to round marble base pierced through round sun flower yellow enameled shade.  
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Marble, Brass, Enamel

Unusual Italian Telescopic Wall Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo Black Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Articulated floor lamp by Stilnovo circa 1950, with black enameled shade and brass details and white Carrara marble base. Has been fully restored and rewired.  
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Stilnovo Black Floor Lamp
Stilnovo Black Floor Lamp
H 52 in W 44 in D 15 in

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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