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Stilnovo Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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
Tea Morosati pendant light by Stilnovo with Barovier & Toso glass, Italy, 1964
By Barovier&Toso, Tea Morosati, Stilnovo
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
A rare pendant light designed by Tea Morosati and manufactured by Stilnovo in the early 1960s. This particular Stilnovo lighting fixture has a very elegant brass structure with a di...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Stilnovo Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Grey Ashtray Stilnovo Design Round Column Midcentury Italian Design
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Grey Ashtray Stilnovo design round column midcentury Italian design.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal, Aluminum

Floor Ashtray Umbrella Stand Signed by Stilnovo, Milan, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Rome, IT
A splendid cream white umbrella stand and floor ashtray by Stilnovo - Milano (signed on the bottom and on the top) – Italy, circa 1960. The materials used are plastic and metal.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Floor Ash Stand by Stilnovo
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A graphic and expressive weighted floor ash stand having the form of a bold red column, the aluminium and lacquered top holding a removable insert.
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Stilnovo serveware, ceramics, silver and glass for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers Stilnovo servingware, ceramics, silver and glass for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Stilnovo servingware, ceramics, silver and glass, there are many options to choose from, although red editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 3 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. During the 20th century, many of Stilnovo's original servingware, ceramics, silver and glass were created in the mid-century modern style in Italy. Many customers also consider servingware, ceramics, silver and glass by Ico Parisi, Ludovico Diaz de Santillana and Up 'Up. '' Prices for Stilnovo silverware, ceramics, silverware and glass can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $691 and tops out at $1,100, while pieces like these can sell for $806.

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