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Stilnovo Lanterns

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
Stilnovo Wall Lamp Set of Three in White Aluminum, Signed
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful wall lamps by Stilnovo from the 70's. Set composed by three wall lamps with adjustable lamp holder hat through a knob at the end of the hat. Its hat is made of aluminum pai...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Metal, Aluminum

Three 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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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 cord and can flush mount. Minimum height i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lanterns

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Glass

Stilnovo Ceiling Lamp in Brass, Metal and Opaline Glass, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Graceful 1950's Stilnovo ceiling lamp in metal, brass and opaline glass. Great use of colours: The shiny black of the metal and gold of the brass really jump out in this classic piec...
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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 wr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lanterns

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Two-Light Fixture by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Patinated brass cylindrical structures with black enameled trim, attached to a conical shade of white glass, suspended from a newly fabricated structure. Measures: Height 17” (bod...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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Brass

Stilnovo Mid-Century Italian Steel Chandelier ,1960's
By Stilnovo
Located in Firenze, IT
Interesting shape formed by steel bands which are braided and can be moved to create the right distance between one end and the other. One lamp to the inside. The height can be adj...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lanterns

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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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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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Stilnovo lanterns for sale on 1stDibs

The Stilnovo lanterns are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Stilnovo lanterns there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 10 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original lanterns by Stilnovo were created in Italy during the mid-20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider lanterns by Carlo Nason, Vistosi and Gaetano Sciolari. The prices for Stilnovo lanterns can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,445 and tops out at $10,500, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $2,949.

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