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Stilnovo Lanterns

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
Hanging Lamp "1231" by Stilnovo, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Lasne, BE
Copper and metal lamp made by Stilnovo. Model: 1231. height with the cable: 112 cm. Wear due to time and age of the lamp.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Metal, Copper

Stilnovo Ceiling Light, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Stilnovo ceiling light or lantern with a long satin glass diffuser, bright red acrylic shade and brass hardware from the 1950s. Four origin...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Brass, Steel

A Pair of White Stilnovo Pendant Lanterns, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
STILNOVO, 1960s Three white enameled lanterns with clear and opaline glass diffusers, nickeled mounts. Could be mounted as ceiling lights. Rewired for the U.S. with one standard base...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Metal

Mid-Century Italian Design Ceiling Lamp Stilnovo Glass and Brass 1950s Lantern
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-century Italian design ceiling lamp stilnovo glass and brass 1950s.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

Materials

Brass

Large Stilnovo Dual Glass Chandelier, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare modernist chandelier by Stilnovo from 1950s. Two very large (45cm/18″) tapered satin glass diffusers are suspended by a minimal polished brass structure. Original brass and cera...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Brass

Midcentury Stilnovo Lantern Brass & Red Lacquered Shade, 1950s, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern lantern manufactured by Stilnovo in 1950s. This lamp is a striking appearance in any room. Due to the sublime combination of opal glass, brass and red wrinkle lacquered shade...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lanterns

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Opal, Brass

Stilnovo Ceiling Light/Sconce Brass Glass Metal, 1958, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo ceiling light/sconce brass glass metal, 1958, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Brass

Stilnovo Ceilling Light Glass Painted Metal 1960 Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo Ceilling light glass painted metal 1960, Italy.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century White Murano Glass Pendant or Lantern by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern white Murano glass pendant or lantern by Stilnovo. The height of the fixture is adjustable via the suspension ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lanterns

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Glass

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Located in Vienna, AT
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Stilnovo lanterns for sale on 1stDibs.

Stilnovo lanterns 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 lanterns, although red editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lanterns by Stilnovo were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lanterns by Carlo Nason, Barovier&Toso, and Gaetano Sciolari. Prices for Stilnovo lanterns can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,331 and can go as high as $4,672, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,637.

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