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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: BG Galleries
Pair of Stilnovo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
1950s Italian pair of wall sconces in brass with black enameled metal. Slightly asymmetric curvature. Stilnovo label present inside one of the backplates. I love this simple de...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Brass

Stilnovo Double Cone Wall Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
Stilnovo diabolo wall sconce in matte black enameled aluminum and chrome articulating joint. Asymmetrical double cones in perforated alumi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Aluminum

Stilnovo Wall-Mounted Articulating Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
Stilnovo wall-mounted lamp with long brass arm perpendicular to the wall and articulating dark green aluminium shade. Push button on-off switch on mounting plate. Rewired for USA wit...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of 1950's Italian Brass 5 Arm Candelabra Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
Impressive pair of 1950's artisan made Italian solid brass 5 arm candelabra sconces with lovely organic scalloped edge cups, like the bulb heads of a ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Brass

Signed Stilnovo Domed Sputnik Pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
The high level of quality is apparent in the heft and skilled metal craft of this unusual pendant light fixture by Stilnovo Milano (see original ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

Materials

Nickel, Brass

Stilnovo Opaline & Brass Table Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
Smart looking table or boudoir lamp by Stilnovo with opaline glass cylinder shades supported by 3 brass pins.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Brass

Stilnovo Brass & Opaline Glass ZigZag Wall Lamps
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
Signed near-pair of wall lamps by Stilnovo. Similar to a design by G.C.M.E.. Black enameled brass zigzag structure with brass bobeche and mountings. Gourd shaped opaline glass ves...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Brass

Rare Ceiling or Wall-Mounted Sputnik by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Hanover, MA
Splendid original 1950's Italian ceiling flush or wall mounted sputnik fixture produced by Stilnovo with 12 arms and made of solid brass. The central half sphere and solid brass...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Furniture

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Brass

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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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