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Willy Rizzo Lighting

Italian, 1928-2013

Renowned Italian furniture designer Willy Rizzo is celebrated for having produced eye-catching, sensational showpieces that merged plush fabrics with wood, metal and glass. Influenced by European modernists and drawing on the spare forms and clean lines of the American mid-century modern style, Rizzo prized functionality and simplicity in his dazzling work.

Born in Naples, Rizzo never intended on designing furniture. Instead, he began pursuing photography at the age of 12. By the 1960s, he had become a notable photographer, having captured images of such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire and Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. His experience with furniture design came about inadvertently when he moved to Rome in 1966. There, Rizzo rented an apartment with his wife Elsa that he described as "practically uninhabitable." Dissatisfied with the Scandinavian furniture options on offer, Rizzo built sofas, coffee tables and other furniture to suit the space's strong modern vibe. When his friends saw what he had accomplished, they were enamored by his furniture creations and commissioned him to build similar items for them.

The demand for Rizzo’s furniture grew from there. He established a production facility and workshop in Tivoli, just outside of Rome, which grew to house over 150 employees. There, finding inspiration in the work of iconic architects including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, he created more than 30 unique furniture designs. Over the years he opened boutiques around the world to showcase and sell his furniture.

Rizzo prided himself on seamlessly blending the contemporary with the classic. “It was about creating something new for a traditional setting,” he said of his work. From his sleek sideboards to his low-profile side tables, elegant chairs and entire living room sets, Rizzo's style sensibility is evident throughout every detail of his designs.

Rizzo sold his company in 1978 and returned to photography. However, the presence of his furniture resonated into the new century and is sure to impact interior décor enthusiasts into the next. Over the years, high-profile collectors of Rizzo’s work have included French actress Brigitte Bardot, Salvador Dalí and American musician Lenny Kravitz.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Willy Rizzo tables, lighting, seating and storage pieces.

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Creator: Willy Rizzo
Midcentury Brass Tortoiseshell Enamel Pair of Table Lamps by BD Lumica, 1970s
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Lovely and charming pair of midcentury table lamps from 1970s. This pair is Willy Rizzo designed and crafted during the 1970s in Barcelona, Spain by BD Lumica. These table lamps are ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Enamel, Brass

Rare mid century table lamp by Willy Rizzo for BD Lumica, 1970s.
By Willy Rizzo
Located in London, GB
A 1970's table light by Willy Rizzo for BD Lumica, 1970's. This rare light features a beautiful brass and tortoiseshell coloured enamel in an interchanging pattern. Recently rewire...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Willy Rizzo, Vintage “Love” Table Lamp, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Renens, CH
The oversized, chromed stainless steel lamp was named Love Lamp, a reference to the mood you could set with this object by simply covering it with a scarf to create a more intimate a...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Copper, Steel

Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica, 1970s
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in Benalmadena, ES
Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica, 1970s. Rectangular brass and chrome base topped with a large black opaline centerpiece decorated on both sides with a fossil texture.
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1970s European Hollywood Regency Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

20th century chrome and brass table lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumia
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in Madrid, ES
A 70s chrome and brass tubular table lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica With a black rectangular lampshade. 67cm high including the lampshade.
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Late 20th Century American Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Floor Lamp Stainless Steel by Laboratori Ob-Or. Italy, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Very rare floor lamp in metal brushed and chrome stainless steel by Willy Rizzo for the italian manufacture Laboratori Ob-Or Luminating Roma. Famous design like Maison Charles, Janse...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Geometric Brass and Chrome Table Lamps by Willy Rizzo for Lumica
By Willy Rizzo
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Metal tube structure with a square section and chrome and gilt patinas. It keeps the original lamp holder, in gold bakelite, for three bulbs with embossed "Lumica" brand. ...
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Willy Rizzo Chrome and Brass Table Lamp, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in New York, NY
Chic table lamp in polished chrome and brass by Will Rizzo for Lumica. Spain 1970's. Shade sold separately.
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1970s Spanish Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Willy Rizzo Pair of Impressed Glass Table Lamps, 1970s
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in New York, NY
Glamorous pair of black opaline glass and brass table lamps with impressed fossil design and chrome details. Designed by Willy Rizzo for BD Lumica, Spain 1970's.
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1970s Spanish Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Table Lamp, Model Katia, by Willy Rizzo for BD Lumica, 1970s
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in Lisboa, 11
This table lamp, model Katia, was designed by Willy Rizzo for Lumica Barcelona, in Spain, during the 1970's. This is a good example of the glamorous and high-quality style that Rizzo...
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Beautiful 1970s Regency Design Brass Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in München, DE
Beautiful 1970s Regency design brass table lamp. Designed by Willy Rizzo for Lumica. Made in Italy. Lamp made entirely of brass. Great Hollywood Regency design in very good vintag...
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1970s Italian Regency Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Willy Rizzo's Black and Brass Table Lamp Edited by Luma, Italy, 1970
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Madrid, ES
The table lamp was designed by Willy Rizzo and edited by Luma in the 1970s. The table lamp is composed of a "L" prism shape in black lacquered steel and brass with a triangle-shaped ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Steel

Willy Rizzo Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant table lamp in chrome and brass by Willy Rizzo. 1x E27. Please note: Lamp should be fitted professionally in accordance to local requirements.
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1970s Italian Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Midcentury Golden Brass and Tortoiseshell Enamel Table Lamp by BD Lumica, 1970s
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Charming Midcentury table lamp from 1970s. This table lamp is Willy Rizzo designed and crafted during the 1970s in Barcelona, Spain by BD Lumica. The manufacturer name "Lumica" is en...
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Enamel

Willy Rizzo Midcentury Modern Chrome Brass Italian Floor Lamp, Italy, 1970
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Madrid, ES
Floor lamp designed by Willy Rizzo, made in chromed steel and brass structure. Manufactured by Lumica.  
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Italian Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Vilnius, LT
Mid-century Italian table lamp in brass and gilded chrome decorated with natural suede leather elements on all base sides. There are 3 pcs. of E24 bulbs, that can be switched separ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Midcentury Gold Brass Black Emanel Pair of Table Lamps by Willy Rizzo, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Elegant and charming pair of midcentury Italian table lamps from 1970s. This pair is Willy Rizzo designed and crafted during the 1970s in Italy. These table lamps are composed by go...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Midcentury Gold Black Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica, 1970s
By BD Lumica, Willy Rizzo
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Elegant, charming and unique midcentury individual table lamp. This table lamp is Willy Rizzo designed and crafted during the 1970s in Barcelona by “BD Lumica”. “BD Lumica” original...
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Willy Rizzo, Round "Love Lamp", 1972
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Willy Rizzo - Round "Love" lamp - Circa 1972 Copper interior, stainless steel exterior Control by variable Rheostat Signed Dimensions: 66 x 36 x 36 cm.   
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1970s European Bohemian Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Copper, Stainless Steel

Vintage Pair of Table Lamps Willy Rizzo, Italy, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage pair of table lamps is an original design work realized in the 1970s by Willy Rizzo (Naples, 1928 - Paris, 2013). Made in Italy. Steel and marble. Total dimensions: ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Marble, Steel

Vintage Brass Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Deknudt, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo, Deknudt
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Beautiful table lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lusterie Deknudt. Although dating from the 1970s this table lamp look modern due to the timeless design. Finished with a beautiful lamp ...
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1970s Belgian Hollywood Regency Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Six 20th Century Brass and Black Plastic Wall Scones by Willy Rizzo
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Madrid, ES
A set of six 20th century brass and black plastic three light wall scones by Willy Rizzo. Each with pierced rectangular back issuing a horizontal bar with three lamp sockets. With wh...
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1970s Italian Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

1970s Willy Rizzo Italian Venetian Murano Glass Bronze Ceiling Lamp
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Marbella, ES
1970s Willy Rizzo Italian Venetian Murano glass bronze ceiling lamp.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Bronze

Midcentury Table Lamp Designed by Willy Rizzo, 1970s for Lumica, Spain, Brass
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Table lamp designed by Willy Rizzo in 1970s for BD Lumica, Spain. Brass and chromed metal structure with black glass ball and three bulbs, shades with new fabric. It has the signatu...
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Willy Rizzo Adjustable Table Lamp for BF Red Marble Brass, 1970
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Vienna, AT
Willy Rizzo adjustable table lamp for BF, Red marble brass, 1970. Rare adjustable table lamp with a heavy foot from red marble and revolvable rings from brass. Original 1970 shade. ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Marble, Brass

Massive Lumica Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo, BD Lumica
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare and beautiful massive table lamp by Willy Rizzo to Lumica, 1970s. Original lampshade. Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

1970s Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo in Burl Wood and Brass Mid-Century Modern Italy
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Rome, IT
This table lamp is made of burl wood and brass by the Italian Willy Rizzo, as the label on the side shows. The two lights are adjustable.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Vintage Chrome Willy Rizzo Love Lamp, 1969
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Geneva, CH
Vintage table "Love" lamp by Willy Rizzo, Italy, 1969 Chrome finishing with copper inside to warm up the ambiance Very good condition, dimmer works perfectly.
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1960s Italian Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Copper, Chrome

1970s Willy Rizzo Brass Table Lamp with Raw Silk Black Shade
By Willy Rizzo
Located in London, GB
A 1970s Italian brass and enamel table lamp with a raw silk black shade designed by Willy Rizzo. Condition and wear consistent with age and use. Measures: Shade W 30 cm x D 15 cm...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass

Italian Hollywood Regency Brass and Chrome Willy Rizzo Floor Lamp
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Weesp, NL
Willy Rizzo brass and chrome Hollywood Regency Italian floor lamp produced in the 1970s. This beauty comes with a new dark blue silk shade which measures: D 40 x H 40 cm. This fl...
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Willy Rizzo Table Lamp by Lumica
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Table lamp rewired from the 1970s, edited by Lumica Base size 4" / 4" / 10".
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Willy Rizzo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Willy Rizzo for Lumica Floor Lamp
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Italian lamp edited in the 1970s , rewired. Located in Brooklyn Base 7" / 7" / 49" height.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Metal

Willy Rizzo Brass and Chrome Table Lamp
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1970s sculptural table lamp of small-scale by Willy Rizzo. Brass and chrome. Measures: 13.5" to top of socket. Upon request it will be rewired for US bulbs at an additional cost..
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20th Century Italian Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Table Lamp 'Lamp-Ro' by Willy Rizzo, Signed
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Round stainless steel lamps with copper lining, five-light sockets and dimmer. The model LAMP-RO was designed in 1970, also known as lamp 'LOVE'. Signed by Willy Rizzo in black felt ...
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2010s French Modern Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Metal

Large Midcentury Table Lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Large midcentury table lamp by Willy Rizzo for Lumica, 1970s. Lamp in gold and chrome metal. New black lampshade with gold interior.
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Metal

Willy Rizzo Brass and Chrome Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Brass and chrome table lamp by Willy Rizzo, Italy, circa 1970. Designer: Willy Rizzo Country: Italy Model: Table lamp Material: Design period: circa 1970 Size in cm...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Willy Rizzo Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Willy Rizzo lighting for sale on 1stDibs

Willy Rizzo lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Willy Rizzo lighting collection there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 33 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original lighting by Willy Rizzo were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting by Romeo Rega, Gianfranco Frattini and Sergio Asti. Prices for Willy Rizzo lighting can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $567 and tops out at $11,350, while pieces like these can sell for $2,050 on average.

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